The document by Biden, a former vice president under Barack Obama, cites sources in the text of the plan.
The proposal would invest $1.7 trillion over 10 years in clean energy research and modernizing infrastructure to eliminate the emissions of the greenhouse gases that scientists blame for accelerating climate change and its effects - including rising sea levels, droughts, floods and more frequent powerful storms.
As Biden offered the woman a hand to help her up, she began whispering something into his ear. "He was caught doing it in law school, it derailed his first failed presidential campaign, and now he's doing it again". He'd start with reversing many actions of the Trump administration, which itself sought to roll back a range of Obama administration efforts on energy and the environment.More news: AFG vs SL: Sri Lanka beats Afghanistan despite batting collapse
He finished the day by speaking to a local of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Concord, trying to sell them on the merits of his plan.
"Science tells us that how we act or fail to act in the next 12 years will determine the very livability of our planet", Biden said in a statement ahead of the plan's unveiling Tuesday. "These are real jobs".
More than once, advisers had gently reminded Mr. Biden of the problem with this formulation: He had not actually marched during the civil rights movement.More news: Netflix is set to release animated 'Jurassic World' series in 2020
"The paragraph in Joe Biden's climate plan about carbon capture and sequestration includes language that is remarkably similar to items published previously by the Blue Green Alliance and the Carbon Capture Coalition", he tweeted Tuesday morning.
For example, Biden's website states: "Biden's goal is to make CCUS a widely available, cost-effective, and rapidly scalable solution to reduce carbon emissions to meet mid-century climate goals". Biden would add an aggressive push on the world stage, using US political and economic muscle to limit emissions from other nations, including China.
Biden also recognizes the "environmental justice" movement that highlights how pollution disproportionately affects poorer, mostly nonwhite communities.More news: CBA, NAB pass on full RBA cut; ANZ doesn't