Biden shies away from touting increased energy production

President Joe Biden is keeping quiet on one of his biggest potential bragging rights, the rise in domestic energy production.

It might seem like a head-scratching approach to reelection, with the bulk of polls showing Biden losing in swing states to his November rival, former President Donald Trump. But the paradox reflects deep sensitivities within Biden’s Democratic coalition, for whom climate change is a top problem, and the use of renewable energy, not old-fashioned fossil fuels, is the coin of the realm.

Biden’s silence on his administration’s energy record is also a tacit gift to Republicans who have worked hard to paint the president as low-energy. Not just as a “well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory” but literally as a leader who is gutting the United States’s energy production.

President Joe Biden speaks at a
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