Joe Biden is Barack Obama’s running mate and perhaps the next vice president of the USA. Popular website Grist has examined his environmental record and found it to be very ‘green’. The Senator:
1. was a cosponsor of the Boxer-Sanders Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act, which advocated a cap-and trade-system for greenhouse-gase emmissions and an 80 percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2050;
2. has called for increasing ethanol and biodiesel production in the US; and
3. has called for 20 percent of US electricity to be from renewable sources.
According to Grist during his 35 years in the Senate he has voted “fairly consistently with environmentalists”.