News Comment #2

Biden officials trumpet how solar can provide nearly half of the nation’s electricity by 2050

By Darryl Fears (The Washington Post)

The article addresses a concept regarding the supply of the USA with solar energy, which was published by the Biden administration on Wednesday, September 8th. The author outlines the content of the blueprint and explains the likelihood of achieving the goals mentioned in it. He also shows how the move is related to current severe weather and Biden’s environmental aims in general.

What I like the most about the article is its length. Compared to other articles on the same topic, it is quite short. It answers the biggest questions I had after reading the title and the lead – “What’s are the key points of the concept?” and “Is it probable that it can be realized?” – and not much more. Since nowadays most readers can’t or don’t want to spend too much time on an article, it fits today’s audience very well. The author also did a good job of writing a lead that is not too complex and summarizes the article briefly. In addition, the topic he chose is very news-worthy because it just happened the day the article was released (currency), it involves the president (prominence), and climate change is a huge issue nowadays (impact). All in all, I think Darryl Fears has written a very good article.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/09/08/biden-solar-climate-change/

1 thought on “News Comment #2

  1. fuglsang

    Unfortunately, a lot of people would still consider this long.
    You might compare it to the NYT story to note differences.
    Well done, overall, Jolina.

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