During his annual State of the Union address last week, President Joe Biden called on Congress to work with him to “finish the job” in a number of key areas, including clean energy and the climate crisis.
In a recurring refrain throughout his speech, Biden touted achievements like the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, followed by a pitch to help him “finish the job” started by those hard-fought bills.
“President Biden deserves immense credit for doing more to tackle the climate crisis than any U.S. president in history,” said League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski in his comments on Biden’s address to Congress. Biden’s “affordable clean energy plan will benefit every community by lowering costs, creating good jobs, and reducing toxic pollution that causes health problems. It is also driving historic progress at the state and local level, like [last week’s] signing of Minnesota’s landmark 100% clean energy law. At the same time, we strongly agree there is more to do to meet President Biden’s science-based goal of cutting the nation’s climate pollution in half by 2030. We urge the Biden-Harris administration to use its full authority to swiftly establish the strongest possible climate and public health safeguards.”
For more details on the cost savings, job production, and pollution reductions expected from this clean energy plan, see https://thecleanenergyplan.com.