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Despite Trump’s ‘burn’ policies, renewable energy capacity now exceeds coal’s

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June 14, 2019
Despite Trump’s ‘burn’ policies, renewable energy capacity now exceeds coal’s
"You probably didn’t notice, but April marked a threshold for the nation. For the first time, our capacity for creating electricity from renewable sources crept past that for coal," says Scott Martelle. "Yes, that’s a good thing. Not good enough, mind you, to save us from the worst effects of climate change from global warming, but it’s further evidence that we’re at least moving in the right direction. And that comes despite President Donald Trump’s inane insistence that the nation drill more, burn more and export more fossil fuels — including his doubled-down promises to single-handedly save the American coal industry."