Biden calls for 'transition' from oil, GOP sees opening
October 23, 2020
Democrat Joe Biden's remark that he would "transition" away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick attention Thursday night from President Donald Trump, who saw it as a boon to his election chances in key states.
"I would transition away from the oil industry, yes," Biden said in the presidential debate's closing minutes under peppering from Trump. "The oil industry pollutes, significantly. ... It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time."
The Biden campaign's climate plan calls for the U.S. to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. And he repeated hi...