US President Joe Biden said in Jefferson County on Tuesday that the United States can no longer wait for large investments in clean energy and combating climate change.
“Climate change is today, not next year or 10 years from now. We must make changes now to slow climate change, not in 10 years,” he visited the National Renewable Energy in Arvada, where the National Wind Energy Technology Center is located. Said in the comments after the laboratory park.
“We know what causes climate change: human activity. This is no longer a topic of debate. I can add that windmills do not cause cancer,” the Democratic president mocked his predecessor, former President Donald Trump. Nodding greetings.
Biden said that because of NREL’s research, the wind and battery technologies needed to reduce the impact of climate change are “not science fiction.” He added: “The extreme weather we see will only become more frequent and fierce.”
“In Denver, we will help Mayor (Michael) Hancock achieve his goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80%,” Biden said, referring to the many well-known Democrats who greeted him on his first visit to the state on Tuesday. One of the presidents.
Governor Jared Polis, Representative Joe Neguse, Jason Crow and Ed Perlmutter, and some state legislative Democrats also attended NREL.
The U.S. Senate passed approximately $1 trillion in infrastructure bills last month, including $917 million for Colorado’s public transportation system and $57 million for expanding the state’s network of electric vehicle charging stations. The bill has not yet been voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Biden said that the bill “contains the largest federal power transformation investment in our history, so our grid is more reliable and can carry more renewable energy, so we can create good union work, build a new energy grid, and at the same time Significant investment in public utilities. Transit.”
After making appearances in Idaho and California on Monday, the president’s Colorado stop was the last stop on a two-day western tour. In these states, he discussed the issue of mitigating wildfires and campaigned with California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom), whose recall election was held on Tuesday.
A few hours before the president’s arrival, protesters lined up on the road to NREL, holding American flags and banners that read “Trump won” and “(expletive) Biden.”
Biden’s remarks come as Congress is enacting legislation he hopes to pass to help determine his presidency—an extension of the 3.5 trillion dollar social safety net program funded by higher taxes on companies and wealthy Americans. But the plan faces an uncertain fate, because all Republicans in Congress and some moderate Democrats oppose its huge cost.
Kristi Burton Brown, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, said in a statement on Tuesday: “Rising oil prices, soaring inflation, trillions of dollars in unnecessary spending, abandoning Americans and Afghan allies-this This is the true record of the Biden Harris administration.”