GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 01: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 at SECC on November 1, 2021 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. World Leaders attending COP26 are under pressure to agree measures to deliver on emission reduction targets that will lead the world to net-zero by 2050. Other goals of the summit are adapting to protect communities and natural habitats, mobilising $100billion in climate finance per year and get countries working together to meet the challenges of the climate crisis. (Photo by Yves Herman - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is preparing to announce new actions on climate change. Just days ago an influential Democratic senator quashed hopes for a sweeping legislative package of new environmental programs this year. Biden’s latest effort comes as he’s set to visit a former coal-fired power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts, that’s shifting to offshore wind manufacturing. The plant embodies the transition to clean energy that Biden is seeking but has struggled to realize in the first 18 months of his presidency. Wednesday’s executive actions include new initiatives to bolster the domestic offshore wind industry. Biden’s trip comes as parts of the United States brace for triple-digit temperatures over the next several days.