Biden’s First 100 Days: What Would They Look Like for Clean Energy?
Biden’s list of policies is gargantuan compared to the time he’ll have for actual policymaking on day one. But environmental advocates and clean-energy boosters don’t expect a Biden administration to shunt energy and climate issues to the sidelines, even in a pandemic.
“I don’t think climate can be pushed off the plate in the same way as it has been in the past,” said Johanna Bozuwa, co-manager of the climate and energy program at the Democracy Collaborative, a group focused on achieving democratic renewal by tackling inequality. […] Making good on promises to prioritize climate, said Bozuwa, will mean that Biden should avoid appointing people with ties to fossil fuels, utilities or others with a history of lagging on climate action. Biden is already facing pressure from donors to eschew those types of appointments, including some who worked in the Obama administration.