WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a decree to neutralize the federal government from carbon by 2050, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65 percent by 2030 and see a full electric fleet of cars and trucks. zda tutadi. after five years.
The White House said the order shows how the government “uses its scale and purchasing power to set an example in the fight against the climate crisis.” The order will reduce waste across federal operations as part of the government’s efforts to combat climate change.
“As the country’s single largest landowner, energy consumer, and employer, the federal government can stimulate private sector investment and expand the economy and American industry by building, purchasing, and managing electricity, vehicles, buildings, and other operations. be clean and stable, ”the order reads.
According to him, by 2030, government buildings will use 100 percent carbon-free electricity; The U.S. car and truck fleet will be fully electrified by 2035; and by 2050, federal contracts for goods and services should be carbon-free.
Government buildings should be carbon-free by 2045, including a 20 percent reduction in emissions by 2032, Biden said.
The order exempts the U.S. military and its private contractors from requirements.
The executive move is part of Biden’s commitment to support the development of the clean energy and clean technology industries, while accelerating U.S. progress toward achieving a carbon-free electricity sector by 2035, the White House said.
“The U.S. government will serve as a model for U.S. businesses to build a solid foundation to compete and win globally in a clean energy economy and to create well-paid, union jobs at home,” the White House said.
The White House said the government would change the portfolio of 300,000 buildings, a fleet of 600,000 cars and trucks, and an annual purchasing power of $ 650 billion in goods and services by order, achieving zero emissions over the next 30 years. The order should make federal agencies more resilient to the effects of climate change and increase the stability of supply chains, reducing disruptions and damage to future federal operations, assets and programs, the White House said. On electricity, the White House said the government will work with utilities, developers, technology companies and financiers to purchase electricity generated from sources that do not generate any carbon waste, including solar and wind, for all its operations by 2030. The transition to zero-emission vehicles will “accelerate America’s industrial capacity to supply and manufacture zero-emission automobiles and electric vehicle batteries, create and support good trade union jobs in engineering and skilled trade,” he said. White House.