Biden wants the US government to eliminate CO2 emissions by 2050

biden wants the us government to eliminate co2 emissions by 2050

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President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday outlining a sweeping plan for the federal government to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Under the plan, the government would spend billions of dollars to purchase electric vehicles, upgrade federal buildings, and leverage the power of the government to shift to cleaner forms of electricity.

It won’t be a completely seamless transition, though. The government would stop purchasing gas-powered passenger cars in 2027 but would only achieve 100 percent electric vehicle purchases by 2035.

Biden’s order would direct the government to reduce its greenhouse gas…

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