“Fighting Coal Was Supposed to Lift Bloomberg. Here’s Why It Didn’t.”

“WASHINGTON — Climate change was supposed to be one of Michael R. Bloomberg’s greatest strengths in the Democratic presidential primary.

Where other candidates have plans to reduce fossil fuel use, the billionaire philanthropist has results: millions of dollars spent to help close hundreds of coal-fired power plants and, in many cases, to secure a switch to natural gas, which produces about half the planet-warming greenhouse gases as coal.

But that transition, once considered a bragging right in the environmental world, has become a liability to his campaign at a moment when the only acceptable fossil fuel is no fossil fuel.”

Lisa Friedman reports for the New York Times February 28, 2020.