Biden’s Trillion-Dollar Climate Ambitions

Joe Biden recently released a plan to address climate change on
a trillion-dollar scale. Along with focusing on rapid deployment of
renewables, it also devotes resources to environmental justice,
sustainable housing, clean transportation, and networking. But it
also avoids fossil fuels.

What would it mean? And who’s informing the ideas? We’ll dig
in.

Then, Facebook’s disinformation problem. We look at why Facebook
is rejecting the conclusions of its fact-checkers on some articles
about climate change. We’re joined by Emily Atkin, climate
journalist and founder of the newsletter�Heated, who dug up some of the
documents showing who’s making these decisions at Facebook. 

Finally, U.S. attorneys in Ohio and Illinois have been busy
investigating racketeering and bribery by high-ranking public
officials who are doing the bidding of utility companies. In Ohio,
the speaker of the House is arrested and in Illinois a utility is
put on probation. There’s a common thread, and we tease it
out. 

Recommended reading:

  • Biden
    Campaign
    : Climate Plan
  • Biden
    Campaign
    : Environmental Justice Commitments

  • GTM
    : Biden Pledges $2T in Clean Energy and Infrastructure
    Spending
  • Heated:
    Facebook Creates Fact-Checking Exemption for Climate Deniers

  • NYT
    : How Facebook Handles Climate Disinformation

  • WaPo
    : GOP Ohio House speaker Arrested in Connection to $60
    million Bribery Scheme

  • Axios
    : Ohio House speaker charged in $60 million bribery
    investigation

  • GTM
    : ComEd Agrees to $200M Fine on Federal Bribery Charge

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Source: FS – GreenTech Media
Biden’s Trillion-Dollar Climate Ambitions