Dec. 14, 2022
EPA along with other federal agencies, released their annual Sustainability Plans, to mark the first year of Executive Order (EO) 14057 on Catalyzing America's Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability. One year into implementation of the Federal Sustainability Plan, federal agencies have taken swift action to make Federal Government operations cleaner, healthier, and more resilient while growing well-paying clean energy industries, creating jobs, and making the nation more economically competitive.
Federal Sustainability Plan 2022 Highlights include:
• Achieved a record five-fold increase in light-duty zero-emission vehicle purchases from the previous year;
• Announced the intent to buy clean electricity through the first-ever 24/7 100 percent carbon-free electricity tariff in the United States;
• Established the first-ever Federal Building Performance Standard to drive building electrification;
• Issued a plan for major suppliers to publicly disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related financial risks and set science-based emissions reduction targets;
• Secured $5 billion through the Inflation Reduction Act to catalyze markets for American-made, lower-carbon construction materials; and
• Launched the COP27 Net-Zero Government Initiative to extend U.S. international climate leadership.
In the year ahead, the Administration will continue to leverage the Federal Government's scale and procurement power to lead by example in tackling the climate crisis in ways that grows good jobs and industries for America's workers.