by Adam English
On Friday, the President showed up in Florida to take all the credit for something long in the making.
Specifically, he was singling out the rapid spread of renewable energy as a key feature of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February 2009.
At the same time, the Dept. of Energy was sending out the equivalent of PowerPoint slides via twitter, and a DoE video and blog post listing Secretary Moniz as the author was posted with many of the same talking points.
The focus was clearly on wind and solar energy job and utilization growth, which isn’t surprising because of how big of a change has happened since 2008 for both, and is surprising because the stimulus plan has so little to do with it.