President hits home run with executive order to curb global warming pollution

Environment America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government will cut its greenhouse gas pollution 40 percent over the next decade, under a sweeping new executive order signed by the president today. The reductions will be achieved through energy savings and increased renewable energy deployment in all sectors of the executive branch, the single largest consumer of energy in the nation. Major U.S. supply firms, including GE, IBM, and Honeywell will also pledge emissions reductions today. The two initiatives combined will cut carbon pollution by 26 million metric tons. Environment America’s Anna Aurilio issued the following statement in response:

“Curbing global warming pollution, saving taxpayers money by reducing energy use, and leading by example with more wind and solar power— what’s not to like? As the single largest energy user in the country, the federal government is a huge player when it comes to acting on climate, and today the president hit a home run.”