It’s no coincidence US President Joe Biden chose manufacturing hub Pittsburgh to unveil his $2 trillion green infrastructure plan, a bold pitch to Americans used to hearing that climate action will wreck industry. Biden has called for the US energy sector to be fully decarbonized by 2035. To this end, he has asked Congress for $100 billion to invest in the national grid and shift to cleaner energy, as well as a ten-year extension of tax credits for renewable generation and storage. The other major green aspect of the package is an eye-catching $174 billion investment “to win the EV (electric vehicles) market,” where the US currently has one-third the market share of China.
By Lucie Aubourg and Issam Ahmed. Phys.Org. April 2, 2021.