Electrify my government
How a federal government-wide electrification campaign will meet our emissions goals
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)—the largest climate bill in U.S. history—is projected to get the U.S. much closer to where we need to be in fighting the climate crisis, reducing greenhouse gas pollution by one billion metric tons relative to the status quo.
But there remains a 500 million metric ton gap between what the IRA can achieve and President Biden’s net-zero-aligned target of reducing U.S. greenhouse gas pollution 50 to 52 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The federal government can help close this gap.
Nine actions that the federal government can take to accelerate electrification:
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Electrify federal buildings and vehicle fleets
Incorporate electrification into federal home retrofit programs
Electrify public & assisted housing units
Fund only all-electric new construction and disaster relief
Package every federally-guaranteed mortgage with a loan for electrification
Electrify federally-funded schools & businesses
Implement aggressive standards for appliances, buildings & vehicles
Encourage electrification through supply chain & reporting requirements
Grow and train the electric workforce