Biden And Sanders Form Progressive Climate Task Force
A climate task force for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was recently formed to lay out broad policy recommendations related to climate change.
The task force was created by Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to try and bring together moderate democrats with the more progressive democrats of the party, and is co-chaired Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and former Secretary of State John Kerry.
The task force lays out many climate policy goals for a potential Biden administration, including:
— Net zero emissions from U.S. power plants by 2035
— Net zero emissions for new buildings by 2030, and for all buildings by 2050
— Stricter regulations related to vehicle emissions
— Creating new technologies for the transition to renewable fuels
— Stricter regulations to make households more energy efficient
— Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement
Many Republicans have already criticized the plan as having many of the same “liberal wish-list” policies as the Green New Deal that progressive democrats have been pushing for the past year.
Click Here to read an article about the climate task force from The Hill.