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During Swing Through N.H., Biden Touts New Climate Change Policies

Todd Bookman/NHPR

Presidential candidate Joe Biden used a swing through New Hampshire Tuesday to highlight his new proposal to combat climate change. The former Vice President is embracing what he calls the frameworks of the Green New Deal, including a $1.7 trillion federal investment in climate related policies.

Biden’s plan sets a target of zero net emissions by 2050, and pledges to rejoin the United States to the landmark Paris Agreements on his first day in office.

“I mean this is within our wheelhouse to be able to do this. This is not beyond our capacity,” said Biden during a campaign event in Concord.

Earlier in the day, the Democrat travelled to Berlin and Plymouth, where he visited the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative.

During his speech inside the IBEW facility in Concord, Biden reminded the crowd that he first began working on climate-related issues in 1986 when he served as a senator from Delaware.

Todd started as a news correspondent with NHPR in 2009. He spent nearly a decade in the non-profit world, working with international development agencies and anti-poverty groups. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University.
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