Will Biden’s hard-hat environmentalism bridge the divide on clean energy future?
By CHRIS MEGERIAN Associated Press | Monday, May 22, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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FILE - Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation John Podesta speaks during a news conference on Dec. 20, 2022, in Washington, announcing the Postal Service will sharply increase the number of electric-powered delivery trucks in its fleet. Podesta is now the point person for untangling one of President Joe Biden's most vexing challenges as he pursues ambitious reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. If the president can't streamline the permitting process for power plants, transmission lines and other projects, the country is unlikely to have the infrastructure needed for a future powered by carbon-free electricity. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)