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Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability: Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies   [open pdf - 777KB]

From the Document: "This memorandum provides direction for agency compliance with today's Executive Order on Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs through Federal Sustainability (E.O.). This memorandum is issued pursuant to section 510(a) of the E.O., which directs the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in coordination with the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the National Climate Advisor, to issue a memorandum that provides direction on immediate actions and further requirements to meet the policies and goals of the E.O. The E.O. recognizes that the Federal Government faces broad exposure to the mounting risks and costs already posed by the climate crisis. Moreover, the E.O. directs the Federal Government to seize the economic opportunity presented by responding to the crisis to maximize the market for goods, products and materials that are made in America, create and sustain jobs, including well-paying union jobs; support a just transition for American workers; strengthen America's communities; protect public health; and advance environmental justice. It calls on the Federal Government to lead by example as we achieve a carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and net-zero emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050, and to use the Federal Government's scale and procurement power in achieving an ambitious set of goals[.]" Executive Order 14057 can be found here: https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=861924

Report Number:
M-22-06; Memorandum-22-06
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Date:
2021-12-08
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Public Domain
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White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/
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