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CLIMATE WEEK: Biden's Plan for Clean Energy and Environmental Justice

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This post is excerpted from a DataPoint infographic that was initially made available to POLITICO Pro Premium subscribers on July 16, 2020.

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Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan would invest $2 trillion to set the U.S. on a path to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, which Biden says will “create millions of good-paying jobs that provide workers with the choice to join a union and bargain collectively with their employers.”

The plan aims to first benefit communities that have suffered the most from pollution, including low-income rural and urban communities, communities of color and Native American communities. 

Key Goals

Infrastructure: Rebuild and upgrade roads, bridges, green spaces, transit networks, rail, ports, water systems, electricity grids and make broadband accessible for all Americans. 

Buildings: Cut the carbon footprint of buildings in half by 2035. 

Power Sector: Achieve carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035.

Auto Industry: Become the global leader in the manufacturing of electric vehicles.

Innovation: Drive cost reductions in clean energy technologies: battery storage, negative emissions technology, next-generation building materials, renewable hydrogen and advanced nuclear.

Agriculture and Conservation: Promote climate-smart agriculture, resilience and conservation. 

Environmental Justice: Make environmental justice a key consideration when developing communities.


To read more details on each of these key goals download the full DataPoint >>

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