Biden’s election offers opportunity to cut energy emissions and fight climate change
(ACEEE blog, 7 Nov 2020) The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released the following statement from Steven Nadel, its executive director, after major news organizations projected Joe Biden to be the winner of the presidential election.
“We congratulate Vice President Joe Biden on his 2020 presidential victory and welcome his commitment to scale up energy efficiency and confront the climate crisis.
His election offers the United States a historic opportunity to use energy efficiency to deliver the urgent and bold action needed to cut greenhouse gas emissions. With robust investments, efficiency can halve U.S. carbon emissions by midcentury and buoy economic recovery by creating good-paying local jobs.
We urge the Biden administration to work together with a closely divided Congress to incorporate energy efficiency into a recovery package, to invest in weatherizing homes and in the research and development of energy-saving technologies, and to pursue new bipartisan transportation and energy legislation. We also urge the Biden administration to adopt strong energy-saving standards for light bulbs, appliances, equipment, cars, trucks, and other vehicles.