Joe Biden

An array of solar panels in a field against a blue sky
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President Biden's climate plans have been called the most ambitious in history.

What do you want to know about the infrastructure plans and the country’s transition to a low-carbon economy? 

StateImpact Pennsylvania and The Allegheny Front are assembling a group of experts to answer your questions about the energy transition on topics like clean energy, climate change, labor economics, what to do about fossil fuel workers, electrifying the vehicle fleet, decarbonizing the electric grid, and more. You can submit a question in the form below.

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President Biden is giving the first prime-time address of his presidency to mark one year of the coronavirus pandemic, a day after Congress passed a massive relief package. More than 500,000 people have died from the virus in the U.S.

Penn State student Maliha Reza expected her first presidential election to be at a voting booth. Instead, she voted by mail. Reza's first presidential inauguration went similarly as she watched on TV at home instead of attending in person.
Maliha Reza

2020 was the first year many Penn State students could vote in the presidential election. Several politically active students shared their reactions to Wednesday’s inauguration.


Maliha Reza is an electrical engineering student and a member of the Penn State College Democrats. She remembers voting for Barack Obama during a mock election in elementary school. Reza expected her first time voting for a president would be similar.

Jennifer Granholm at a podium speaking
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As governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm helped lead efforts to bail out the auto industry, including offering government incentives to invest in electric vehicle technology. 

Now that President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Granholm to be secretary of Energy, the reaction from the academic and environmental sectors has been positive.

Susan Brantley, a distinguished professor of geosciences at Penn State, said Granholm has a track record when it comes to energy policies. 

Penn State Students React To Presidential Election

Nov 9, 2020
Penn State Student Abby Kelley said she was "very happy" Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential election.
Abby Kelley



On Saturday, the Associated Press called the presidential election for Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Some Penn State students talked about what they think Biden’s election might mean for human rights, student debt and other issues. 

Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press


ERIE, Pa. (AP) — With the backdrop of a union facility in a key battleground county of Pennsylvania, Joe Biden on Saturday blistered President Donald Trump as only pretending to care about the working-class voters who helped flip the Rust Belt to the Republican column four years ago.

Freshman Sharif Fouda at the American School of Doha in Doha, Qatar.
Sharif Fouda

Many Penn State students tuned in to Tuesday night's presidential debate between President Donald Trump and the Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden. 


Freshman Sharif Fouda didn’t watch the whole debate, but said the parts he did watch were enough to sway his vote. 

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What do Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden have in common? They both have roots in Scranton, and they both love talking about it. Biden poked fun at this tendency during his speech Monday at the Riverfront Sports venue in downtown Scranton. 

"If you listen to Barack [Obama], you'd think I was a kid that just climbed out of a coal mine with a lunch box from Scranton," he said. "I'm the kid from Scranton."