COUNTDOWN TO COP: Build Back Better Act Must Deliver on President Biden’s Promises to Decarbonize the Power Sector & Halve U.S. Emissions

President Biden Has Just 13 Days to Pass Reconciliation Bill that Delivers Robust Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reductions

Today, as Congressional leaders debate clean energy provisions in the Build Back Better Act, Evergreen Action called for passage of a bill that meets President Joe Biden’s pledge to cut domestic greenhouse gas pollution at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030.

In 13 days, Biden and more than a dozen top administration officials will arrive at the year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). To succeed at rebuilding America’s credibility as a global leader in the fight against climate change, they need the Build Back Better Act with robust climate action investments signed into law.

“President Biden campaigned for and won the presidency on a promise to voters that he would achieve 100% clean electricity by 2035—and while in office, he’s committed to halving U.S. emissions by 2030,” said Evergreen Action Executive Director Jamal Raad. “Decarbonizing our power sector is vital to delivering on the president’s commitments at home and abroad. The White House and Congressional leadership must work to reach a deal that achieves those goals and makes it across the finish line in the next 13 days.”

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