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Biden Drives EV Demand With 2030 Net-Zero Emissions Ambitions

WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2021 (ENS) – President Joe Biden leaves no doubt about his administration’s policy on electric vehicles. “America must lead the world on clean and efficient cars and trucks,” he declared in an Executive Order Thursday. “That means bolstering our domestic market by setting a goal that 50 percent of all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in 2030 be zero-emission vehicles […]

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Biden, Merkel Ink U.S.-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC, July 15, 2021 (ENS) – President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel today at the White House launched the U.S.-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership during her farewell visit to the United States ahead of Germany’s September elections, in which she is not running. […]

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Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Climate Summit

WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2021 (ENS) – President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to participate in a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate he will host on Earth Day April 22 and on the following day April 23, fulfilling a promise he made during his first week in office. The virtual Leaders Summit will be live-streamed for public viewing. […]

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President Biden: It’s Time to Act on ‘Climate Crisis’

WASHINGTON, DC, January 28, 2021 (ENS) – “Today is Climate Day at the White House, which means that today is Jobs Day at the White House,” President Joe Biden told reporters Wednesday morning. “We’re talking about American innovation, American products, American labor. And we’re talking about the health of our families and cleaner water, cleaner air, and cleaner communities. […]

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President Joe Biden Protects Environment on Day One

WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2021 (ENS) – “A cry for survival comes from the planet itself, a cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear,” President Joe Biden declared today in his Inaugural Address on the steps of the Capitol building after he was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. […]

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Biden’s Green Team Takes Shape With Race, Gender Firsts

WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2021 (ENS) – President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office on January 20 at noon, has nominated a team of seasoned environmental leaders to fill his Cabinet in positions that will impact the Earth’s unique places, people, and species, now more vulnerable than ever after the Trump administration. Climate will be a top priority of Biden’s core plan for a “clean energy revolution and environmental justice.” […]

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Electoral College Affirms Biden Headed for White House

WILMINGTON, Delaware, December 15, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. Electoral College has formally elected the Democratic ticket of former vice president Joe Biden and incumbent U.S. senator from California Kamala Harris as president and vice president of the United States. Two of every three eligible citizens, over 159 million people voted, the highest number since 1900. […]

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GM Quits Trump Suit to Strip California’s Emissions Control

DETROIT, Michigan, November 25, 2020 (ENS) – General Motors CEO Mary Barra said on Monday the company is pulling out of a lawsuit led by the Trump administration against California over the state’s right to set its own fuel economy and emissions regulations. Barra said the company supports President-elect Joe Biden’s plans to expand electrification of cars. […]

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John Kerry to Head Biden Administration’s Climate Team

WASHINGTON, DC, November 23, 2020 (ENS) – President-elect Joe Biden today announced key members of his foreign policy and national security team including, for the first time, a Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. To fill this new role, Biden has chosen old friend and Senate colleague, former Secretary of State John Kerry. […]

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Climate High Priority for Biden-Harris Democratic Ticket

WILMINGTON, Delaware, August 14, 2020 (ENS) – In their first campaign appearance together as running mates, Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for President, and his newly announced vice presidential choice, Senator Kamala Harris, both mentioned their climate plan. It would invest $2 trillion over four years in clean energy and environmental justice. […]