Biden-Harris Climate Actions

Batteries get hyped, but pumped hydro provides the vast majority of long-term energy storage essential for renewable power   
January 21, 2022
Source: The Conversation - To cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half within a decade, the Biden administration’s goal, the U.S. is going to need a lot more solar and wind power generation, and lots of cheap energy storage.
How green policies are fuelling the energy crisis   
January 11, 2022
Source: Spiked on Line - Energy prices have shot up across the globe over the past few months. Given that prices were very low a year ago in the midst of a global pandemic, a bounceback was inevitable as the world economy went into catch-up mode....
Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates - January 2022   
January 03, 2022
Source: National Law Review - With enactment of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Biden Administration is now working to quickly roll out what is the most significant long-term investment in the nation’s infrastructure. The BIL...
Federal Purchasing Power, the Green Economy and Sustainability Management   
December 14, 2021
Source: State of the Planet, Columbia Climate School - As President Biden waits for our dysfunctional Congress to act on his Build Back Better program, last week, he took major executive action to move the power of federal procurement behind the green economy.
Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates - December 2021   
December 01, 2021
Source: National Law Review - President Biden has signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the bipartisan infrastructure bill approved by the Senate in August and the House of Representatives in November. With a price tag of $1.2...
Growing American leadership on the Sustainable Development Goals   
November 23, 2021
Source: Brookings - The Biden-Harris administration—as it works to re-engage and rebuild credibility at home and abroad—is advancing policy priorities that are consistent with the SDGs, even if it has not yet signaled how it might apply them to its...
Biden touts international agreement to cut methane emissions   
November 03, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - "One of the most important things we can do in this decisive decade is to keep 1.5 degrees [Celsius of temperature rise] in reach and reduce our methane emissions as quickly as possible," Biden said during his second day at the...
$555bn in climate action but no new tax on billionaires: what’s in Biden’s plan?   
October 29, 2021
Source: The Guardian - The framework includes investments in childcare, climate change mitigation and an expansion of healthcare, but it is a significantly pared-down version of the original $3.5tn agenda Biden had proposed.
Leveraging the Biden-Harris climate agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals   
October 21, 2021
Source: Brookings - In November, at the COP26 U.N. Climate Change Conference, the U.S. will join the community of nations keeping alive the promise to meet the agreed target to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to...
Biden's Justice40 climate plan will be only as successful as its frontline investments   
September 03, 2021
Source: The Hill - Climate change is a global crisis, but its effect on local communities can be devastating. Enduring record-breaking heatwaves and droughts; trying to survive stronger hurricanes and "hundred-year" floods that now wreak havoc...
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