Perspectives: Is President Biden's energy policy good for America?

President Joe Biden signs an executive order on climate change, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

YES: U.S. should lead on climate, clean energy; this is not a partisan issue

By Steve Melink

Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election is seen as a positive development by those who favor renewable forms of energy over fossil fuels.

The Trump administration moved to reverse more than 100 climate and environmental rules, considering them burdensome to the fossil fuel industry. Biden, soon after taking the oath of office, took numerous actions to unravel Trump's environmental policies, starting with executive orders to block the Keystone XL pipeline and to return the United States to the Paris climate accord.

Biden has made combating climate change a national priority - and more and more people agree it should be. He plans to clamp down on industry polluters to reduce carbon emissions and to invest in renewable energy to deal with climate change and to help revitalize the economy.