Biden deals with Green New Deal question from his party…
Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden released his climate policy proposal early Tuesday, targeting net-zero emissions and a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050.
The “Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution & Environmental Justice” embraces the Green New Deal while setting a longer timeline of achieving net-zero emissions and a 100 percent clean energy economy.
Calling for a “clean energy revolution,” the former vice president lays out a path to invest $5 trillion over 10 years to achieve the renewable energy goals. Nearly $1.7 trillion of that would be federal dollars, which Biden’s campaign says will be paid by undoing the tax cuts enacted by President Trump and congressional Republicans.
Investments from state and local governments as well as private companies would push the total to $5 trillion….
As president, Biden would also reenter the Paris climate accord and “lead an effort to get every major country to ramp up the ambition of their domestic climate target,” according to his campaign. The plan leaves the question of an enforcement mechanism to Congress.
He also promised to refuse campaign donations from oil, gas and coal corporations or executives….