ABSTRACT

Federal Sustainability Plan: Catalyzing America's Clean Energy Industries and Jobs (December 2021)   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the Executive Summary: "In December 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order that directed the Federal Government to use its scale and procurement power to achieve the following five ambitious goals: [1] 100 percent carbon pollution-free electricity (CFE) by 2030, at least half of which will be locally supplied clean energy to meet 24/7 demand; [2] 100 percent zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) acquisitions by 2035, including 100 percent zero-emission light-duty vehicle acquisitions by 2027; [3] Net-zero emissions from Federal procurement; [4] A net-zero emissions building portfolio by 2045, including a 50 percent emissions reduction by 2032; and [5] Net-zero emissions from overall Federal operations by 2050, including a 65 percent emissions reduction by 2030[.] By transforming how the Federal Government builds, buys, and manages its assets and operations, the Federal Government will support the growth of America's clean energy and clean technology industries, while accelerating America's progress toward achieving a carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035. President Biden's executive order will create good-paying union jobs and provide a strong foundation for American businesses to compete and win globally in the clean energy economy. Today's executive action further reinforces the President's directive to Buy American and ensure that equity and environmental justice are key considerations in Federal operations planning and decision making."

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Date:
2021-12
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Public Domain
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Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer: https://www.sustainability.gov/
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pdf
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