Biden Rolls Out Plan For Govt To Reach Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

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 C... 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) MORE LESS

President Joe Biden is slated to sign an executive order on Wednesday to set into motion a new goal to bring the federal government to net-zero emissions by 2050.

Under the plan, the federal government, with its fleet of 600,000 cars and trucks, will have completely switched to zero-emission vehicles by 2035 and modernized federal building infrastructure to reach net-zero emissions by 2045. The Biden administration also aims to “increase the sustainability of federal supply chains” by buying low-carbon materials with a focus on sustainable products.

The administration will also use the federal government’s scale and procurement powers to ensure it runs on 100 percent carbon pollution-free electricity by 2030.

Funding for the initiative will be provided by the bipartisan infrastructure law that Biden signed last month, the budget for the fiscal year 2022 and the sweeping yet-to-be-passed Build Back Better plan, according to the White House.

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