By Trevor Hunnicutt and Valeria Volcovici | Reuters

WILMINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday will lay out an ambitious climate plan that would seek to spend $2 trillion in his first term as president investing in clean-energy infrastructure while vowing to cut carbon emissions from electrical power to zero in 15 years.

The plan, which Biden will detail at a campaign event in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, signifies a more aggressive approach on climate policy than he adopted during the Democratic presidential primary – a nod to progressives within the party who have been clamoring for swift action.

Biden frequently refers to climate change as “an existential threat” and had faced pressure from the left to adopt more expansive policies.


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