Biden considers calling climate emergency as soon as this week - paper

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(Reuters) - U.S. President Biden is considering declaring a national climate emergency as soon as this week, the Washington Post newspaper said on Tuesday, citing sources.

The move came after two U.S. Senate Democrats urged Biden to declare a climate emergency and use the Defense Production Act to ramp up production of a wide range of renewable energy products and systems, including solar panels.

(Reporting by Ann Maria Shibu in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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