Breiter Planet Properties President Andrew Breiter-Wu takes a closer look at Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s $2 Trillion Climate Plan. The plan is to build a modern infrastructure in the United States.
The decarbonization of the electricity and transportation sectors are crucial to mitigating damages caused by climate change. The plan also pushes to make America the leader of the transition to electric vehicles, by electrifying government fleets as well as investing in research and development and installing over 500,000 EV charging stations across the country.
The plan highlights a goal of achieving 100% carbon free electricity by 2035. While this is definitely an ambitious goal, electricity generation accounts for approximately 27% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. So, decarbonizing the electricity sector is a vital step in fighting to slow down climate change.
The plan also focuses on ensuring frontline and fenceline communities are a main part of the rebuilding process, as well as ensuring sustainable working conditions for our farmers. This plan will create millions of good jobs.
It is bold, ambitious, and also extremely expensive. Many who oppose this plan do so because of the 2 trillion dollar price tag.
Another point of contention is land use. Where will all these renewable energy projects, solar and wind farms, be built? Which communities will benefit from them? While the plan is very detailed, there are still some pressing questions that come with it.