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.
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.
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