President Biden on Wednesday signed a sweeping executive order (EO) to put the federal government on a path to consuming 100% carbon pollution-free electricity on a net annual basis by 2030. The EO also directs the government to buy 100% zero-emission vehicles by 2035.

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The EO does not close the door to fossil fuel power generation, provided that the resulting carbon emissions are captured. The order is part of a larger mandate by the Biden administration for the United States to achieve a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.

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