Biden visits Philadelphia to highlight energy plan

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Posted: Apr 21, 2015 4:16 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The White House has released a four-year energy plan designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find new ways to ensure a steady supply of safe energy.

Vice President Joe Biden has toured the Peco Energy Company in Philadelphia on Tuesday to discuss the new goals.

Biden says the nation's energy infrastructure is incredibly outdated and must be fixed.

But he says new technologies like solar and wind power have also become more affordable as the industries grow.

Peco is the beneficiary of a $200 million federal stimulus grant to help develop technology like smart meters to allow customers to monitor their usage.

The White House says the U.S. has become the world's leading producer of oil and natural gas combined as it reduces its foreign oil dependence.