President-elect Joe Biden has a plan to tackle climate – and it has been described as the most ambitious of any mainstream US presidential candidate yet.
Much will be made about Biden’s pledge to re-join the Paris climate agreement, the international pact designed to avoid dangerous warming of the Earth. The US officially withdrew from it last week – the first nation to do so.
But Biden is also proposing to make US energy production carbon-free by 2035 and to have the country achieve net zero emissions by the middle of the century.
He also wants to spend heavily on public transport, to invest in electric vehicle manufacturing and charging points and give consumers financial incentives to trade up to cleaner cars. ENDS