Now that Democrat candidate Joe Biden has formally taken his place as the 46th President of the United States, we ask ourselves, what can he really do to change the game?
We’ve seen his track record as a long time Senator and a Vice President, but that really won’t speak of his capacities now that he’s leading the White House.
In a separate article, we’ve dissected his plans and his policy goals to a great extent. But allow me to zero-in on a particular issue, one that would mean the life and death of the planet, should it be left unattended.
What we’re talking about is the energy space and its importance to our environment.
The Threat of Climate Change
Back in 2007, the United Nations already released reports that sea and temperature levels will continue to rise for centuries if left unchecked.
We’ve been talking about the end of the world, but most likely, we’ll cause the end of it without even realizing it in the first place.
The reality is, most of the human development can be attributed as the main cause of climate change.
That includes an overproduction of harmful gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and CFCs that are happening since the start of the Industrial Revolution. As such, it is incumbent upon us to deal with this as soon as possible.
The ‘Clean Energy’ Revolution
The threat of climate change to our planet is very real. And thankfully, the United States now has a president who is aware of that.
As a huge country, America, of course, experiences the wrath of the Earth with stronger hurricanes, more deadly drought, and humongous tidal waves that are leaving a trail of death and destruction since the dawn of the 21st century.
Of course, since the energy sector is one of the biggest contributors to pollution and climate change, the newly elected president wants to zero-in on that.
Under his Clean Energy Revolution, Biden promises to change America’s perception of climate change and do so by investing heavily on the clean energy space, not just for the power sector, but also for the auto industry, housing, infrastructure, and other innovations.
Biden is looking to park at least 400 billion dollars for the advocacy for the next 10 years. That’s more than the government has ever allocated for space explorations!
He also wants to hold polluters accountable and require large companies to disclose climate-related emissions, and rally the world to urgent action by rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement.
What Can He Actually Do?
What a man can accomplish in a few year’s time may be insignificant, if his legacy is not continued on. That’s the harsh reality of politics and Biden will definitely be subjected to that.
The best thing we could hope for is that he can steer America in the right direction, stir the people into making better choices, and layout the groundwork of clean energy that will sustain us and hopefully make lives better for the next generations to come.
All this talk will soon be put to the test and Biden must be made accountable for this promises once he is fully capacitated to start doing his job.
What Can You Do?
Of course, the clean energy revolution or whatever environmental fight cannot be won by the administration alone.
We need the contribution of each and everyone to do better and make better choices for the benefit of our country and our planet. If there’s an option for you to start advocating for clean energy, then that’s great.
Otherwise, just be sure that you’re getting your money’s worth by subscribing to the cheapest gas and electric provider in your area.
We don’t need Biden or any new president to tell us that our Earth needs help. But we sure need a whole lot of help if we want our beautiful planet to stay that way and be able to provide for the future of mankind.