Joe Biden has a long and undistinguished record on energy and economic policy. Four years removed from his post under Barack Obama, Biden is not expected to be a policy leader, but rather a vessel of the Democratic Party’s agenda. Though Biden built a blue-collar brand during his long career on Capitol Hill, he has chosen to sell out the American people to secure the support of left-wing environmentalists. The policies he has adopted in his run for a placeholder presidency cut hard against the values of working America.

Less a standard-bearer than a front man, Biden’s policies are likely to be generated by the collection of politicians and activists he’s surrounded himself with. A Biden election victory would end the American energy boom end. It would cost the country hundreds of thousands of jobs. It would drive up the cost of electricity and of transportation for all Americans. And it would put us on the road to economic decline.

Among the most concerning aspects of Biden’s 2020 platform are his desire for the U.S. to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, his support for an energy-draining Green New Deal, and his plan to put the brakes on American oil and gas development. These policies are popular among the Democratic Party activists that have embraced Biden, but they are losers with and for the American people.

Biden’s energy platform would put bureaucrats in charge, drive up energy costs for Americans, and hand power back to hostile regimes abroad.


Paris Climate Agreement

Joe Biden would re-commit the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement. Under Biden’s plan, the U.S. would toe the globalist energy line, restricting our industrial output as China continues to expand. Biden proudly touts that he worked with the Chinese government during his stint as VP to get the Paris Agreement to the finish line. While Biden and Obama’s Paris commitment was to burden the U.S. with the failed Clean Power Plan, they agreed to allow the Chinese to continue increasing their emissions for another decade. China, it should be noted, already emits twice as much as the United States. Jumping back into the Paris Agreement means handing the reins of global industry to China.

Oil & Gas

Joe Biden favors a ban on new hydraulic fracturing and a ban on oil and gas development on federal lands and in federal waters. Biden’s ban on fracking and his ban on oil drilling on federal lands and offshore areas would have devastating results on the economy, jobs, and revenues, and energy prices would skyrocket. Several states would be impacted severely and directly—Texas, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Wyoming.

By his own account, Biden will sign a series of new executive orders with unprecedented reach that go well beyond the Obama-Biden administration platform on squeezing out oil and gas. Biden’s overarching goal is the complete elimination of oil and gas from our economy by 2050.


Joe Biden’s 2020 platform seeks to upend the American lifestyle. While Trump favors affordability and safety, the Biden plan would ratchet up the cost of vehicles while spending billions on trains, buses, and electric vehicle subsidies that primarily benefit the wealthy and coastal urbanites.

Infrastructure & Electricity

Joe Biden opposes the Keystone XL pipeline. This policy switch alone would cost tens of thousands of jobs.

The two Supreme Court Justices appointed by Joe Biden’s boss, Barack Obama, dissented from the prevalent opinion on the Appalachian pipeline case. Had their position been held by the majority, a new precedent would have been set altering our energy future by hemming in our energy resources through the courts.

Biden’s electricity policy would not only be costly, it might be calamitous. He calls for a federal mandate that would put reliable sources of electricity like natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy at the back of the line while putting grid-taxing, intermittent wind and solar front and center. It is a recipe for higher costs and heightened reliability concerns.