The big question for biodiesel producers, processors, and investors in North America is whether their industry has finally turned a page, following the confirmation of Joe Biden as US President-elect.
Setting aside the threat of legal action still being voiced by President Trump, the early signs from the new Biden/ Harris administration are predictably positive in terms of their clear and supportive climate change commitment.
The President-elect’s transition website already carries a statement of intent to recommit the US to the Paris Agreement on climate change, alongside a pledge by the new incumbent that he will ‘go much further than that’.
This means, it’s stated, that the US will once again be taking a lead on climate change issues globally, encouraging other countries to ‘ramp up’ their domestic climate targets and preparing the US itself to face what is described as the world’s ‘persistent climate crisis’.
The Biden/Harris aim is to ensure the US is ‘never caught flat-footed again’ on climate issues, a goal to be achieved by building a sustainable energy infrastructure and...
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