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Biden Plots Energy Path With Eye on Left Flank, Swing-State Jobs

July 14, 2020, 8:00 AM

Joe Biden on Tuesday will unveil clean-energy and infrastructure plans that seek to balance progressives’ demands for bold action on climate against protecting swing-state jobs in a coronavirus-altered economy.

Biden’s plan includes $2 trillion in spending over four years and sets the goal of having 100% of the nation’s electricity generated by carbon-free sources by 2035, people briefed on the proposals said. That’s more spending over a shorter period than the $1.7 trillion, 10-year plan that Biden had offered during the Democratic primary.

The proposal is another key element of Biden’s broader plan to pull the U.S. out of the...

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