Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a new plan to combat climate change, if elected in November. The Democrats’ nominee calls for a streamlined overhaul of the energy sector by 2035, exclusively operating on clean energy. Biden’s plan, as part of his “Build Back Better” campaign, allocates $2 trillion to advancing clean energy in the short term. The plan will include investments in the infrastructure, power and housing sectors in hopes of creating more jobs.
“At this moment of profound crisis, we have the opportunity to build a more resilient, sustainable economy – one that will put the United States on an irreversible path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050,” his campaign said in a release. “The investments will make sure the communities who have suffered the most from pollution are first to benefit — including low-income rural and urban communities, communities of color, and Native communities. And, Biden’s plan will empower workers to organize unions and bargain collectively with their employers as they rebuild the middle class and a more sustainable future.”
BIDEN CLIMATE PLAN
—100% carbon-free electricity by 2035
—1 million green auto jobs
—Zero-emission public transport in 100K+ cities
—Upgrade 4M buildings (w/ cash rebates)
—Weatherize 2M homes in four years
—1.5M sustainable homes/units
—250K jobs plugging abandoned wells/mines
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 14, 2020
The Trump campaign pointed to the inevitable destruction of jobs in the oil, gas and coal sectors that would occur as a result of Biden’s environmental plan:
Just how many oil, gas, and coal industry jobs would Biden's $2 trillion energy plan would eliminate?
TX: 2 million
— Ken Farnaso (@KLF) July 14, 2020
Joe Biden said he is willing to sacrifice "hundreds of thousands" of U.S. energy jobs as part of his radical environmental policies.
Job-Killing Joe doesn't care about the American Worker. He never has and he never will!pic.twitter.com/L0rFYGSS2K
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) July 14, 2020
As the economic recovery gets underway, Joe Biden wants to smother it by mandating an end to fossil fuels in the U.S.
100% de-carbonization would cost an estimated $4.5 trillion
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) July 14, 2020
The former vice president is undoubtedly trying to appease the far-left wing of the Democratic Party. He recently tasked Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), an architect and proponent of the Green New Deal, with constructing parts of his climate agenda.
Author: Reagan McCarthy
Source: Town Hall: Biden Unveils $2 Trillion Environmental Plan Aimed at Clean Energy