Environment America launched its solar "Thunderclap" Wednesday, reaching over 3 million people. According to Adam Rivera, organizing director for the solar campaign, more than 1,000 people signed up for the campaign, including Mark Ruffalo, Ed Begley Jr., and Sen. Cory Booker.
The Thunderclap went live at 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday, releasing a huge number of stored social media posts all at once. Thanks to the hard work of the solar team, the campaign far surpassed its goal of getting 500 people to sign up, and reached a much wider audience than originally planned.
This is the next step in Environment America's campaign to urge President Obama to move forward with a plan that would guarantee that 10 percent of the U.S.'s power come from solar energy by 2030.
Right now, solar makes up only about 1 percent of our power, despite the fact that capacity has more than tripled in the past two years alone.