Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden faced the latest controversy last Thursday. In the debate, Biden told Foss that if elected, his administration would gradually shift its focus from fossil fuels to renewable energy, such as solar and wind. This is not a new proposal. Biden has long proposed reducing oil and gas use as part of a "green economy." The United States will be completely carbon-free by 2050 অংশ that's part of his plan.
Despite making the offer on paper, Biden or his running mate Orange Harris is not interested in reminding voters in Pennsylvania, Texas or Ohio of the plan right now. Significant numbers of people in these states depend on the energy industry. In the 2016 election, Pennsylvania lost by just 44,000 votes to then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. In terms of public support, Biden is now 6 points ahead of Trump in this state. However, the idea is that his "critical" stance on the energy industry could lead to a negative attitude among some of the voters here at the moment.
Biden almost immediately realized that he had made a mistake during the debate. Speaking to reporters shortly after the debate, he insisted that his administration would not stop using oil and gas. He is just talking about stopping subsidies in this sector. Biden said: "No, no, oil and gas will be used for a long time to come." When Trump attacked him in the debate, Biden insisted he was not against fracking. He is only opposed to fracking in areas controlled by the central government.
Sensing the weakness of Biden's position on the energy question, the Trump camp campaigned for oil and gas all day last Friday. Their goal is to create fear in the minds of the voters. Republican National Committee Chairman Steve Guest said in a statement that if Biden's plan is implemented, the livelihoods of some 20 million people in the energy sector will be threatened. No matter how Biden interprets his words now, this mistake cannot be corrected.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The Democratic Party of Pennsylvania, however, is not too concerned. Democrat Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman of the state said the position on the question has long been established. What Biden said will not change the situation.