A grassroots people powered movement has transformed how electricity is made in the US, away from the most carbon intensive fossil fuel, coal, toward renewable energy, shares this week’s Climate Curious expert, Mary Anne Hitt, Senior Director at Climate Imperative. Tune in with co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst to hear Mary Anne’s story of extraordinary grit and tenacious dedication to help build one of the most successful climate movements of our time. Over the course of a decade, the campaign, ‘Beyond Coal’, triumphed in securing the retirement of two thirds of the coal plants – from 530 to 172 – the lion’s share of the greenhouse gas reductions in the US. As Mary Anne says, “it gave me a huge appreciation for how much is possible and how much we actually can change the world.” Win, win, win!
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