Biden promises $2tn green energy and infrastructure plan

US Democratic presidential nominee aims to create millions of jobs while cutting emissions
Joe Biden did not propose rules for a crackdown on shale development or fracking, instead placing a focus on jobs he says will be created by cleaning up abandoned wells © AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden put clean energy at the centre of a $2tn plan to revive the US economy, pledging the country would take “irreversible steps” to cut emissions if he became president.