U.S. presidential candidate Biden’s new climate plan:will create millions of jobs
According to foreign media reports, Joe Biden, who is expected to be nominated by the Democratic presidential candidate, announced a revised climate and energy plan on Wednesday. The plan will increase spending, increase efforts to resolve racial differences and set an earlier deadline for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Biden’s plan proposes that the United States can eliminate carbon pollution in the power industry by 2035.
Previously, Biden promised to achieve a 100%”clean energy economy” by 2050. The new plan will cost $2 trillion in four years, which is higher than the 10-year $1.7 trillion plan he previously proposed. Among them, 40%of clean energy funds will be dedicated to poor communities.
In addition to the new clean energy plan, Biden has also launched a separate plan to address the gap caused by pollution and climate change. The plan states:”Any sound energy and environmental policies must promote public health and economic opportunities for all Americans in rural, urban and suburban areas and recognize that communities of color and low-income communities have faced climate change and the environment for decades Disproportionate damage caused by pollutants.”
However, Biden’s campaign did not describe its new plan as a Green New Deal, but instead emphasized how positive climate action can create jobs. In particular, the plan will promote climate change as a way to help the US recover from the economic crisis brought about by the new crown pandemic. He predicts that jobs related to manufacturing electric vehicles and charging stations will increase by 1 million. Building more environmentally friendly infrastructure can increase millions of union jobs. Biden hopes to build sustainable new housing and upgrade millions of buildings and residences. He said that this will create at least another 1 million jobs. In addition, he also wants to invest in zero-emission public transportation.
In addition, Biden also called for investment in nuclear energy. Nuclear energy has always been a hot issue among environmentalists, because it does not produce greenhouse gases but still needs to excavate uranium and leave radioactive waste.