President Biden recently signed a Net Zero Federal Order which was aimed at revamping the operations of the Federal government towards zero carbon emissions. The order on Wednesday did come as a major part of a broader agenda that would be used to transform the energy infrastructure of the nation while building it better.
The executive plan has mandated 100% carbon pollution-free electricity by 2030, 100% acquisitions of zero-emission vehicles by 2035, net-zero emissions in federal procurement by 2050, and a net-zero emissions building portfolio by 2045, and finally net-zero emissions for overall federal operations by 2050.
Net Zero Federal Order Has Some Set Goals
The Net Zero Federal Order has been thought to set up the federal government as a proper example for other governments to follow. The order states that as the single largest landowner, employer, and energy consumer in the nation, the federal government has the means to catalyze the investment in the private sector while expanding the economy and the industry of America by transforming how one builds, buys, and manages electricity, buildings, vehicles, and other operations.
The Net Zero Federal Order of Joe Biden has encountered some massive resistance from legislators like Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., and Republicans like Rep. Carol Miller. With both representing West Virginia, one of the top coal-producing states in the country, they can’t be blamed to look out for their own.
In a statement, Carol Miller stated that there is no reason for President Biden to bring about the Net Zero Federal Order, for America is also developing at an exponential pace, and this could stifle the energy security in the country.