Obama promise clean energy… like all 7 presidents before him

In his state of the union address tonight, Obama promise:

Now, clean energy breakthroughs will only translate into clean energy jobs if businesses know there will be a market for what they’re selling. So tonight, I challenge you to join me in setting a new goal: By 2035, 80 percent of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources. (Applause.)

This goal is a not new but old, very old. Obama made effectively the same promise 6 months ago, just like all 7 presidents from Nixon in 1974 to Bush junior had pledged but never delivered.

As always Jon stewart says it best, 6 months ago, when Obama first made the promise.
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