Ryan Brown Posted 11 months ago Jennifer Granholm: A clean energy proposal -- race to the top! Certainly there is investment. However, compare 800 million pounds to the billions spent, and projected to continue to be spent, on the Keystone XL pipeline. They spend money where they believe they can get a return on their investments. When it makes sense to invest in solar they do so. When it makes sense to build pipes, they do that. Currently the math works out so that the amount of money invested in traditional petroleum based energy significantly outweighs that spent on solar expansion.