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Joe Biden wants federal government to be carbon neutral by 2050

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order announcing the federal government’s efforts to become carbon neutral by 2050. The first step is to reduce carbon emissions by 65% ​​by 2030.

‘We must lead’

Biden drew the government’s roadmap to combat the global climate crisis. According to the new roadmap, the government will turn to electric vehicles and start using renewable energy in state-owned buildings. The federal government will use its annual purchasing power of $650 billion to replace its current fleet of 600,000 vehicles and 300,000 buildings in line with its targets.

Goals include reducing the carbon emissions of federal buildings by 50% by 2032 and ensuring that buildings reach net zero carbon emissions by 2045. In addition, in line with the plans, it is aimed to produce at least 10 gigawatts of new renewable energy by 2030.

The President of the USA states that these efforts are to be the pioneer of the steps to be taken in the entire economy. Biden: “As the largest landowner, energy consumer and employer in the nation, the federal government can accelerate private sector investment and expand the economy and American industry by changing the way it builds, buys and manages electricity, vehicles, buildings and other operations to be clean and sustainable. ” made statements.

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