The renewable energy industry expressed its enthusiasm when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris officially won the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, November 7. One of Biden’s core campaign promises was addressing climate change and a COVID-stricken economy by investing in green jobs and accelerating the renewable energy transition. The president-elect’s transition website features four key focus areas, including COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity and climate change.
Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) issued the following response to the election:
“By electing Joe Biden as president of the United States of America, Americans have sent the signal to accelerate the path forward toward a clean energy economy. We expect to see strong support from the new administration focused on decarbonization of the electric and transportation sectors, which will further drive the deployment of energy storage. We look forward to working with the Biden administration and congressional members to continue our bipartisan efforts to advance our vision of 100 GW by 2030, creating a more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable electricity grid.”