by Rachel Frazin, The Hill
- The Democratic National Committee Climate Council released a set of policy recommendations for a greater investment than Joe Biden’s climate plan
- Joe Biden’s climate plan would spend $1.7 trillion over the next decade to address climate change, whereas the Climate Council plan endorses spending $10-16 trillion over the same period
- Michelle Deatrick, leader of the Climate Council, emphasizes that this plan would be the boldest policy the party has adopted:
“These policies center environmental justice for frontline and vulnerable communities, urgent climate action, and worker empowerment… If adopted, these platform recommendations would be the most ambitious policies addressing the climate crisis ever adopted by the Democratic Party.”
- Biden’s plan calls for reaching a 100% clean energy economy and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and halving the carbon footprints of buildings by 2035
- The Climate Council calls for almost-zero emissions by 2040, banning crude oil exports, denying permits for new fossil fuel infrastructure, a permanent ban on fracking, and 100% renewable energy in electricity generation, buildings, and transportation by 2030
The Climate Center works toward electrifying buildings and vehicles using 100% clean energy sources such as solar and wind to eliminate fossil fuel-based emissions.