Antioch U. analysis of Democratic climate plans
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Democratic candidates' climate action plans. Color-coded cells indicate how much detail is included in the issue in question.
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Source: Caitlyn Hatzell, Sara Lobdell of Antioch University of New England.
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BenchmarksBennetBidenButtigiegDelaneyGabbardKlobucharSandersSteyerWarrenYang
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Year by which the plan aims to achieve net zero emissions
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Candidate supports the continued use of nuclear power
NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
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Plan includes recommitting to the Paris AgreementYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
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Plan prioritizes putting a price on carbon NoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYes
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Plan includes a carbon border fee adjustmentNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
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Plan ends subsidies to fossil fuel companiesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
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Plan supports holding fossil fuel companies financially responsible
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Candidate articulates how the plan will be paid forxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Plan addresses transitioning workers from carbon-emitting energy sectors and promotes green jobsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Plan addresses best practices for agriculturexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Plan addresses improvements in the transportation sectorxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Plan includes investment for public transportationxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Plan addresses low and no-carbon energy production xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Plan includes natural ecosystem restorationxxxxxxxxx
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Plan includes carbon capture xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Plan rebuilds the US Environmental Protection Agencyxxxxxxxx
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Plan reverses rollbacks of the Clean Water Actxxxx
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Plan promotes minimizing carbon emissions in current and future infrastructure improvementsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Plan includes funding for climate researchxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Plan emphasizes Environmental/Climate Justice issuesxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Ranking system:
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x: Plan mentions with no detail
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xx: Plan includes benchmark with detail
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xxx: Plan addresses benchmark with extreme detail
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All candidate names are hyperlinked to their climate plans
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