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Energy transition no grounds for ‘culture war’

The challenge of re-engineering the global energy system to meet or exceed Paris Agreement commitments is too important and too complex to be reduced to Right-Left squabbling

Joe Biden, a front-runner for the 2020 Democratic nomination, allowed a campaign adviser earlier in the year to tentatively suggest that the environmental policies on which he would run would aim for a “middle ground” and not the so-called Green New Deal that has been championed by the left of the Democratic party. Cue a torrent of negative social media heat and Biden eventually releasing his Clean Energy Revolution plan. Biden’s campaign website now says he “believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face” and includes “environmental justice” within the headline on its climate section. Biden’s main challenger, and current short-odds favourite,



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