Ordering The Federal Government To Go Green

President Biden signed an executive order requiring the federal government to reduce emissions from its buildings,vehicles and operations.

With it, the administration seeks to transform how thegovernment builds, purchases and operates while supportingthe growth of the domestic clean energy and clean technologyindustries.

President Lonnie Stephenson cheered the Dec. 8 announcement.

“The IBEW applauds President Biden’s ambitious plan to put thefederal government on the road to sustainability. By ensuringunion workers are front and center in its efforts to reducecarbon emissions and modernize our nation’s infrastructure,today’s executive order proves that it is possible to achieveclimate goals while supporting the needs of working families.The 775,000 members of the IBEW stand ready to work with thefederal government in its transition to zero-emissions vehicles,zero-emissions buildings, and a cleaner future for our country.”