During her own short-circuited bid for the presidency, Senator Harris was to the left of Mr Biden on climate – putting forward a plan for a $10 trillion investment to cut emissions over a decade, five times what he proposed. Mr Biden has since caught up. Following recommendations from his “climate unity taskforce” – led by progressive Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democrat establishment stalwart former Secretary of State John Kerry – the presidential nominee in July announced a plan for a $2 trillion investment in clean energy over four years. Ms Harris was an early supporter of the Green New Deal and although at one presidential town hall she advocated for a ban on fracking, her primary season climate plan omitted a solid proposal.
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