On Wednesday, Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at forcing the American economy to be free of all carbon emissions by the year 2050, according to the New York Post.
The executive order, signed behind closed doors without any public ceremony, requires that all federal purchases of energy over the next 29 years include only either renewable or nuclear energy sources. A fact sheet released by the White House claims that the order “will transform the government’s portfolio of 300,000 buildings, fleet of 600,000 cars and trucks, and annual purchasing power of $650 billion in goods and services.”
The order consists of three consecutive goals, with the first being “100 percent carbon pollution-free electricity on a net annual basis by 2030,” followed by “100 percent zero-emission vehicle acquisitions by 2035, including 100 percent zero-emission light-duty vehicle acquisitions by 2027,” which will allegedly culminate in “a carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and net-zero emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050.”
“Through a whole-of-government approach,” the order reads in part, “we will demonstrate how innovation and environmental stewardship can protect our planet, safeguard Federal investments against the effects of climate change, respond to the needs of all of America’s communities, and expand American technologies, industries, and jobs.”
The new order marks the latest action from Biden on alleged global warming, which he has called one of his signature issues since taking office. Based on the notion that burning of fossil fuels is irreparably changing the environment and risking the future of the planet, Biden and the Democratic Party have lurched dramatically to the left on the issues of so-called “green energy,” coming out against traditional fuel sources such as coal and gasoline in favor of electricity, solar, wind, and others.
Biden’s recently-passed infrastructure bill, which spends about $1.2 trillion overall, allocates up to $500 million in spending on green energy alone. Similarly, his “Build Back Better” proposal for a social spending bill would include another $555 billion toward various environmental programs.