The Renewable Energy Initiative

Renewable energy has grown rapidly in recent years, but experts don’t believe it has grown quickly enough to stave off the worst effects of global warming.

In December 2021, President Biden signed an executive order.  This renewable energy initiative will  reduce emissions across federal operations and invest in American clean energy industries and communities.   There are five goals set in the initiative, and they are incredibly ambitious.  How this will impact the renewable energy industry and the US population in general remains to be seen.

Renewable energy initiative

Goal 1:  Achieve 100 percent CFE by 2030

Achieve 100 percent carbon pollution free electricity (CFE) by 2030.  At least half of that CFE will be locally supplied clean energy to meet 24/7 demand. The federal government expects to meet 25 hour electricity demand in the same regional grid where the power will be consumed.   As a people we will have to learn to be more energy efficient to reduce our electricity demands to a sustainable level.  Before Renewable Solar Resources in Minnesota agrees to install a solar energy conversion for any home or business, it conducts an energy audit.  This gives clients a snapshot of how their homes and businesses could be more energy efficient.  Running more efficiently will not only save us money, but will make the conversion more sustainable.

Goal 2: Entire US Federal vehicle fleet made up of 100% zero emissions vehicles

100% of vehicles in United States federal vehicle fleet will be zero emissions vehicles (ZEV) by 2035.  100% of Light duty vehicle acquisitions by 2027 will have zero emissions.  The federal government will work with American vehicles, battery and charging equipment manufacturers and installers to transform its fleet into the largest zero emissions fleet in the nation.  The White House will work with installers to handle vehicle charging.  As of now, we do not know how sufficient charging stations for these vehicles will be managed within a five year span.

Goal 3: Federal Supply Chains Have Zero Emissions by 2050

Federal supply chains  procurement is to be net zero emissions by 2050.  Part of this goal involves a buy clean policy to obtain and use construction materials that require fewer emissions to produce.  Now more than ever, manufacturers and suppliers will be motivated to go green, if for no other reason than to be eligible for federal contracts.

Goal 4: Federal Buildings Will Have Net Zero Emissions

By 2045, The federal buildings building portfolio must be modernized to have a net zero emissions.  Accomplishing this will require a fifty percent building emissions reduction by 2032. The federal government plans to work across existing real property and new construction as well as major renovations for water and energy efficiency.

Goal 5: Transition Federal Infrastructure to Net Zero Emissions

Transition Federal infrastructure to net zero emissions by 2050.  To meet this deadline will require federal vehicles and building greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced by 65 percent by 2030.

We are moving into a whole new area of renewable and solar efficiency.  As a part of that movement, Renewable Solar Resources is focused on ways to make your homes and businesses independent of fossil fuels.  If you are ready to run on clean, green renewable energy, contact Randy in Minnesota for your energy audit and conversion plan.