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Biden Signs Executive Order to Combat Climate Change

Voice of America
09 Dec 2021, 08:05 GMT+10

U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to 'leverage' the federal government's scale and purchasing power to make it carbon neutral, cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 65% in less than a decade and establish an all-electric fleet of vehicles.

The order will cut emissions in federal operations as part of the government's effort to combat climate change.

Biden's directive requires that government buildings consume 100% carbon pollution-free electricity by 2030, the U.S. fleet of vehicles be 100% electric by 2035, and federal contracts for goods and services be carbon-free by 2050.

'The United States government will lead by example to provide a strong foundation for American businesses to compete and win globally in the clean energy economy while creating well-paying union jobs at home,'' the White House said in a statement announcing the climate change initiative.

Some information for this report came from The Associated Press.

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