US Dept. of Energy
[The Hill] Vice President Biden began selling the Obama administration’s energy infrastructure investment plan on Tuesday, pitching it as a pro-business, pro-middle class economic driver at a utility provider in Philadelphia.
The White House released a report earlier Tuesday calling for billions of dollars in new spending, looking to push federal money towards energy storage and transmission projects like replacement pipelines or electricity grid modernization.
Biden said the funds would both help overhaul the country’s energy infrastructure — the plan’s stated and most obvious goal — but also provide jobs and attract new business from around the world. Projections show the need for millions of new workers in the energy transmission and storage sector, he said, and thousands more petroleum engineers, plumbers, pipefitters and repairmen to keep up with growing U.S. energy production…