Biden sets out $2tn plan for carbon-free electricity by 2035
(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) – Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden has set out an ambitious $2tn (£1.6tn) green energy plan to create carbon-free electricity by 2035.
The proposal to reduce emissions in the US would see investment in clean energy infrastructure over a four-year period.
“Let’s not waste any more time,” Mr Biden said at a campaign event in his home state of Delaware on Tuesday, adding: “Let’s get to work, now.”
His focus on climate issues is in contrast with President Donald Trump.
Mr Trump has previously called climate change “mythical” and “an expensive hoax”, but also subsequently described it as a “serious subject”.
“When Donald Trump thinks about climate change, the only word he can muster is hoax,” Mr Biden said at the Build Back Better campaign event in Wilmington. “When I think about climate change, the word I think of is jobs.”
The former vice-president added: “We’re not just going to tinker around the edges.”