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Biden takes executive action on climate - but it won't be enough

US President Joe Biden announced his executive actions at the site of the former Brayton Point Power Plant in Massachusetts on July 20, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden, seeing his climate change agenda melting away, on Wednesday (July 20) used a visit to a decommissioned coal-fired power plant to announce a series of executive actions, including support for offshore wind energy and US$2.3 billion (S$3.2 billion) in funds for building resilient infrastructure.

But experts say that in the absence of legislation, the effect on larger climate goals will be marginal.

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