President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday that directs the federal government to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The decree also mandates the government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65 percent by 2030 and to transfer its entire fleet of 600,000 automobiles and trucks to zero emissions by 2035.
The directive was hailed by the Biden administration as an example of the federal government leading by example.
The move demonstrates Biden’s eagerness to take climate action on his own, without the assistance of Congress, which is debating his climate and economic package.
According to the decree, all 300,000 government buildings must decrease greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2032 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2045.
The Biden administration has pledged to achieve a countrywide net-zero economy by 2050 and to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.
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