Big Green Deal
The administration of President Joe Biden sees climate change as one of the most pressing issues facing the nation and world, and rejoined the Paris climate accord — which former president Donald Trump quit — just hours after Biden’s inauguration. On his campaign website, Biden detailed plans for a 100% clean energy economy that would reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2050 by supporting such things as wind and solar power and electric cars, creating millions of union jobs in the process as part of the clean energy economy. But not all states are primed to benefit equally. A recently released study from LawnStarter ranks which states may be changed the most and least based on 30 key metrics related to Biden’s climate policy priorities; we’re looking at the 10 states at each end of the spectrum — starting with those that are likely to see the biggest changes in the coming years.