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Biden’s $2 trillion clean energy plan includes nuclear

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has released a $2 trillion clean energy plan designed to achieve a carbon emissions-free energy sector by 2035. The plan includes keeping existing nuclear energy plants in operation.

Mr Biden announced plans to spend $2 trillion over four years to significantly escalate the use of clean energy in the transportation, electricity and building sectors, part of a suite of sweeping proposals designed to create economic opportunities and strengthen infrastructure while also tackling climate change.

Campaign officials said they expected to achieve the goal by encouraging the installation of “millions of new solar panels and tens of thousands of wind turbines,” but also keeping in place existing nuclear energy plants.

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