For obvious reasons, boasting about the environmental benefits of the recession is not something Obama’s eager to do.
In April, coal and natural gas both contributed 32 percent to the U.S. electricity mix ~ equal for the first time since EIA started collecting data in the ’70s. This is, as Alexis Madrigal emphasizes, an extraordinary shift, unprecedented in the history of the U.S. electrical system.
The campaign has been so disciplined and successful that it’s drawn the support of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who does not typically invest his own money in feel-good symbolism. He expects accountability and he’s getting it
Like the man said, “Ending coal power production is the right thing to do.”