Comment Sustainability

President Biden announces new executive actions to tackle the climate crisis

Date: 01/28/2021

I was excited to hear yesterday that President Biden has taken significant action on the climate crisis and signed three executive orders committed to creating an equitable clean energy future, building sustainable infrastructure and jobs, and ensuring scientific integrity and evidence-based policymaking. The orders’ ambitious goals align closely with our own purpose of creating a carbon-neutral future and include achieving a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and a net-zero economy by 2050.

 

This action also takes a “whole-of-government” approach and establishes the White House Office of Domestic Climate policy, led by the country’s first-ever National Climate Advisor, and catalyzes the creation of jobs in manufacturing, construction and engineering to accelerate clean energy projects in an environmentally sustainable manner. This includes directing federal agencies to procure carbon pollution-free electricity and zero-emission vehicles to promote clean-energy jobs and stimulate clean-energy industries. 

This new push towards bolstering clean-energy industries, reducing climate pollution and building a sustainable infrastructure reinforces the work we are doing here at ENGIE. We will be keeping a close eye on the evolution and implementation of these orders and are enthusiastic about the benchmarks that have been established. I look forward to the increased investment in alternative energy and clean-energy solutions that we will see in the coming years. 

– Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet, CEO ENGIE North America

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