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Science & Environmental Communities Call on Biden & Congress to Decarbonize Transportation & Power Generation

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists.
By Jonna Hamilton

President Biden recently unveiled his American Jobs Plan — a two trillion-dollar package with significant investments in infrastructure, advanced technologies, and jobs that will reduce our global warming emissions. Next week, he will host the Leaders’ Climate Summit on Earth Day where he will likely announce how he wants us to re-engage with the rest of the world on climate, including some specifics on our national contribution to reducing emissions as we re-enter the Paris Climate agreement (yay!).

Today, more than 1,500 scientists, engineers, and other experts sent a letter

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Science and Environmental Communities Call on Biden, Congress to Decarbonize Transportation and Power Generation



This post is a part of a series on Priorities for the Biden Administration

President Biden recently unveiled his American Jobs Plan— a two trillion-dollar package with significant investments in infrastructure, advanced technologies, and jobs that will reduce our global warming emissions.  Next week, he will host the Leaders’ Climate Summit on Earth Day where he will likely announce how he wants us to re-engage with the rest of the world on climate, including some specifics on our national contribution to reducing emissions as we re-enter the Paris Climate agreement (yay!).

Today, more than 1,500 scientists, engineers, and other experts

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Biden tells business leaders infrastructure plan will boost U.S. chipmaking

President Joe Biden holds up a silicon wafer during the CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience at the White House, Monday. (AP)

 

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader.

“We need to build the infrastructure of today, not repair the one of yesterday,” he told the group of 19 executives from the technology, chip and automotive industries. “China and the rest of the world is not

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Biden tells execs US needs to invest and lead in computer chips

President Biden told 19 executives from the technology, chip and automotive industries that the US hasn’t made big investments to stay ahead of global competitors.

President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader.

“We need to build the infrastructure of today, not repair the one of yesterday,” he told the group of 19 executives from the technology, chip and automotive industries. “China and the rest of the world is not waiting

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Factbox: Biden jobs plan includes $50 billion for chips research, manufacturing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure investment package includes $300 billion to boost the struggling U.S. manufacturing sector, including $50 billion for semiconductor production and research, the White House said on Monday.

Biden will highlight his push to rebuild manufacturing in remarks to a meeting of senior White House officials and top executives from nearly 20 major companies that will focus on a global semiconductor shortage that has roiled the automotive industry and technology firms.

“While manufacturing jobs have been a ladder to middle-class life, we have let our industrial heartland be hollowed out, with quality jobs

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Capito critical of Biden plan: Senator asks for bipartisan investments in nation’s infrastructure | News

WASHINGTON — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has made it clear she does not support all of Pres. Joe Biden’s more than $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, but she will insist that any infrastructure plan that is passed will include money for the King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway.

“That must be part of it,” she said, referring to the federal 80 percent match of highway and bridge construction projects.

Both projects are stalled, with construction being done piecemeal as money becomes available. Total cost to complete the Coalfield Expressway has been estimated at about $1 billion by the state

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