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Biden to order federal government to become carbon neutral by 2050

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U.S. President Joe Biden stops to talk to reporters before departing the White House December 08, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday leveraging the federal government’s buying power to slash its carbon emissions by 65% by 2030 and become carbon neutral by mid-century, in the latest push by the administration to address human-caused climate change.

Under the order, the White House is set to spend billions of dollars to expand its federal fleet of electric vehicles, upgrade buildings owned or leased by the government and add more clean electricity to the country’s grid.

The new plan, which will likely face…



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