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What It Will Take for Biden to Keep His Climate Promise

The plan’s energy targets are ambitious, to say the least. That doesn’t mean they’re out of reach.

Joe Biden speaks at the Chase Center July 14, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware on his campaign's clean energy economic plan.

Joe Biden speaks at the Chase Center July 14, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware on his campaign's clean energy economic plan.

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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Joe Biden’s long-anticipated climate plan landed this week, and it contained big promises designed to please some of the presumptive Democratic nominee for president’s key constituencies. After four years of borderline denialism and regulatory rollbacks on climate by the Trump administration, the plan seemed to excite environmental advocates past the point of reality checks. But hey, that’s why we’re here.