Biden Plots Energy Path With Eye on Left Flank, Swing-State Jobs
By Jennifer Epstein, Ari Natter and Jennifer A. Dlouhy
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 ...