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Biden’s Climate Goals Get Greener Path as Democrats Take Senate

  • Incentives for electric vehicles and power storage possible
  • Bold moves like Green New Deal unlikely with slight majorities
A Covid stimulus package could dole out spending to upgrades to the U.S. electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
A Covid stimulus package could dole out spending to upgrades to the U.S. electric vehicle charging infrastructure.Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The slim edge Democrats won in the Senate renews hopes for limited legislation to combat climate change, such as measures to fulfill President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to promote the use of electric vehicles and clean energy.

But the ambitious Green New Deal, as well as controversial proposals to phase out fossil fuels and ban fracking, are still on ice.