Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has unveiled an economic recovery plan that would see $2 trillion invested in clean energy projects over four years. Biden’s plan calls for new infrastructure projects, investments in electric cars and zero-emissions public transportation, an end to carbon pollution in U.S. power generation by 2035, a new Civilian Climate Corps and more. Biden laid out his plan in a speech in Delaware on Tuesday.
Joe Biden: “When Donald Trump thinks about climate change, the only word he can muster is 'hoax.' When I think about climate change, the word I think of is 'jobs.'”
Biden’s plan drew measured praise from the Sunrise Movement, the youth-led climate action group that’s pushing for the Green New Deal. The group tweeted, “This plan isn’t perfect, & there are still gaps and places to push, but it’s a major step forward, & parts are more ambitious than what Bernie Sanders ran on in 2016, or Jay Inslee championed in 2020.”