President Biden's Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad targets clean electricity, federal vehicle fleets, frontline communities, HFC emissions, and fossil fuel leases and subsidies.
Examines legal authorities already available to the Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to develop the interstate transmission capacity crucial to the energy transition.
Proposes a set of actions the executive branch can take to equitably address the climate crisis without new legislation, major new appropriations, or other Congressional authority.
Offers the incoming Biden administration and Congress a strategic framework to triple US annual investment in energy innovation over the next five years
Calls for rebuilding the rulemaking process at the close of the Trump Administration through specific reforms at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
Proposes reforms related to carbon pricing, revising transmission policies, and reforming electricity market rules.
Highlights a path to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 within the industrial sector, focusing on four pillars of action.
Concluded that climate change threatens U.S. financial markets, as the costs of wildfires, storms, droughts and floods spread through insurance and mortgage markets, pension funds and other financial institutions.
Makes recommendations related to federal procurement, financing solutions such as a National Infrastructure Bank, federal loan guarantees and grants, and the enactment of standards and R&D funding for net-zero construction.
Describes immediate and longer-term actions that Interior’s Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management should take to reform public lands management consistent with climate mitigation.