How about James Watt suffering from faulty memory? Watt stated in a recent Washington Post article how the Reagan administration wanted solar, wind, conservation, etc. Andrew Leonard says it was quite the opposite:
The Reagan administration did not want solar, did not want conservation, and did not want wind. Reagan cut the Energy Department’s budget for conservation and alternative fuels by half. Photovoltaic spending dropped by two-thirds. Tax breaks for solar and wind turbine deployment were eliminated. And, in a symbolic tour de force, in 1986, the Reagan administration removed the solar panels that Jimmy Carter had installed on the roof of the White House.