Biden turns to Colorado to pitch investments in clean energy

Biden turns to Colorado to pitch investments in clean energy
President Joe Biden greets employees as he speaks during a briefing on wildfires at the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in Mather, Calif. Source: AP Photo
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Daily US Times: President Joe Biden is pushing his massive domestic spending bill with a visit to a renewable energy lab in the US state of Colorado to highlight how the investment package in clean energy in his plan would help fight climate change.

President Biden’s trip to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver will cap off his two-day swing to the West, and offer him the chance to continue linking the need to pass the spending package to the urgent threat due to climate change.

Biden spent Monday in Sacramento, California and Boise, Idaho receiving briefings on the devastating wildfire season. He also saw the damage by the Caldor Fire to communities around Lake Tahoe.

President Biden said: “We can’t ignore the reality that these wildfires are being supercharged by climate change,” adding that catastrophic weather does not strike based on partisan ideology.

“It isn’t about red or blue states. It’s about fires. Just fires,” he added.

During both of his stops on Monday, the US president held out the wildfires across the region as an argument for his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package and additional $3.5 trillion package of spending.

He said that every dollar spent on “resilience” would save 6 dollars in future costs. Biden said that the rebuilding must go beyond simply restoring systems that are damaged and instead ensure communities can withstand such crises.

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