April 13, 2021

How Biden’s Jobs Plan Will be Put to Work for the Environment

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

In an ambitious new jobs plan announced last week, President Joe Biden marked a goal of achieving 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2035, among other changes that would lead the country to a more sustainable future. Biden’s $2 trillion proposal, dubbed the American Jobs Plan, suggests a massive expansion of the clean energy sector through policies like extended tax credits, block grants, and expanding government purchasing power to spur the clean energy market

Jen Weiss, a senior policy associate at the Nicholas Institute, spoke to Popular Science about what would be needed to get the entire country on board with transitions to clean energy systems and electric vehicles.

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