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Biden to Direct U.S. Government to Reach Net-Zero by 2050

  • President throws federal purchasing power into climate fight
  • Effort would pare emissions with EVs and building upgrades
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Path to Net Zero: United States
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President Joe Biden is ordering the federal government to dramatically shrink its carbon footprint, with a goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across all of its operations by mid-century.

In an executive order being signed Wednesday, Biden is putting the federal government’s scale and purchasing power behind the mission, by directing agencies to spend billions on electric cars, clean power and upgraded buildings to reach the target.