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Biden Clean-Energy Plan Would Accelerate State Efforts on Carbon

July 14, 2020, 7:57 PM

Joe Biden’s $2 trillion plan to revive the economy would rely on boosting jobs in clean energy, and would accelerate the effort to shift to carbon-free electricity.

Biden’s energy and infrastructure program released Tuesday calls for a 100% carbon-free electricity industry by 2035, at least five years earlier than mandates already in place in states including California and New York.

Biden’s clean-energy and climate plan is central to his economic-recovery efforts, said Jigar Shah, an executive council member at Clean Energy for Biden, a group of industry leaders supporting the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. The plan would ...

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