Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden unveiled his own version of the ‘Green New Deal’ Tuesday morning; a private-public partnership aimed at reducing carbon emissions that economists say will cost upwards of $5 trillion over the next ten years.
“Using the Green New Deal as a framework, the clear front-runner right now in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination announced he’s ‘calling for a Clean Energy Revolution to confront this crisis and do what America does best – solve big problems with big ideas,’” reports Fox News.
“The price tag for the proposal — named ‘The Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution & Environmental Justice’ — is $1.7 trillion over the next 10 years. Biden’s campaign said this would be supplemented by leveraging more than $5 trillion in additional private sector and state and local investments. This is considerably less expensive than the Green New Deal itself, for which cost estimates range as high as $93 trillion,” adds the article.
The former Vice President’s campaign schedule was called into question this week; with supporter complaining they haven’t seen the Obama official since his kick-off event in Philadelphia on May 18th.
“After launching his Democratic presidential campaign in late April, the former vice president came out of the gate with a busy schedule, holding events in all four of the states that kick off the primary and caucus calendar, as well as stops in California. And Biden started and closed that campaign swing with speeches in his native Pennsylvania, which is also a crucial general election battleground state,” reports Fox News.
“But Biden hasn’t held a public campaign event since his large kickoff rally in Philadelphia on May 18. Since then, he’s only headlined a top-dollar fundraiser in Nashville, Tenn., and two more in Florida,” adds the article.
“Joe Biden has no public events scheduled,” read a release from his campaign.
The former Vice President now enjoys a double-digit lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders according to recent polls.
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