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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Action 1

Electrify federal buildings and vehicle fleets

Action 2

Incorporate electrification into federal home retrofit programs

Action 3

Electrify public & assisted housing units

Action 4

Fund only all-electric new construction and disaster relief

Action 5

Package every federally-guaranteed mortgage with a loan for electrification

Action 6

Electrify federally-funded schools & businesses

Action 7

Implement aggressive standards for appliances, buildings & vehicles

Action 8

Encourage electrification through supply chain & reporting requirements

Action 9

Grow and train the electric workforce

These efforts will allow the U.S. to cut an additional 333 million metric tons of carbon pollution by 2030. Share our posters to amplify these nine key recommendations.


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