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Biden Pledges To Slash U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Half By 2030

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Just yesterday, we reported that Ford and General Motors had joined 400 other businesses urging President Joe Biden to set a target to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent less than 2005 levels by the year 2030. Today, Biden kicked off a virtual climate summit with 40 other world leaders on Earth Day, where he indeed announced that he intended to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.

Biden announced his goal to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50-52 percent of its 2005 levels at the beginning of the two-day climate summit, which is being attended virtually by leaders from 40 countries around the globe. “This is the decade we must make decisions that will avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis,” Biden said. Biden has not yet set individual targets for the automotive or power industries, which will be revealed later this year.

In addition to Biden’s pledge, two other countries announced new pledges of their own. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga raised his country’s target for cutting emissions to 46 percent by 2030, up from 26 percent, while Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised his country’s goal to a cut of 40-45 percent by 2030 below 2005 levels, up from 30 percent.

The U.S. greenhouse gas emissions target is part of Biden’s decision to prompt the U.S. to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement back in February. Biden has previously stated that he wants to achieve a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050.

The president’s $2.3 trillion proposed infrastructure plan earmarks $174 billion for charging stations and incentives to boost EV adoption – a big part of achieving these goals – but it stops short of implementing a ban on new ICE-powered vehicle sales, despite the urging of many U.S. senators and a dozen states.

We’ll have more on Biden’s emissions targets soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. So when we will bill the other nations whom we are substantially doing better than? Never. This piece of garbage install will be sure we keep getting ripped off.

  2. Biden is a dope. Is he really that stupid to think communist China can be trusted. However, China,India and Mexico love him because US companies WILL send more jobs to those nations.

    • He’s literally is cracking down on Russia and China for interfering with Elections and extremely severe cyber security issues at this very moment…not to mention that trump literally became best friends with Putin and Kim Jong Un which are notoriously one of the worst and confusing leaders on the planet where as with Biden he cracked down on Russia right away and look beyond party lines and at least give him a chance since he’s been in office for less than 4 months which is hard to really do anything severe in that timeframe.

  3. Ford should stay out of politics as they will lose customers as millions of us do not support Biden at all. The tree huggers will still buy Subaru, Honda and Toyota no matter what you do with Biden. We buy Fords because they didn’t need a bailout, we buy Fords because they relate to the country not being full of wimps. Pull up your pants and don’t forget your roots, we want cars and trucks with real gas engines.

    • Ford isn’t playing with politics. They’re stating facts that we need to fix climate change and it shouldn’t really be political just like wearing a mask. In the end natural selection comes into play however some have to suffer because of that persons stupidity.

    • I am with you on most of your points…. although politics are hard to avoid. Regardless, FORD did not take a bailout and that will always make them number one in my book. Hopefully the future will hold a place for ICE and BEV. To their credit, the administration is not supporting many states call for the end of ICE…. rather letting the industry and consumers figure out the mix. Unlike the whiners, standing still in an evolving technology is not an option unless you want to get left behind.

  4. When is Lincoln’s Aviator and Navigator getting Synch 4!?

    WTF – why invest $70,000 ~ $100,000.00 for last year’s tech!?

  5. Biden will lower greenhouse gasses by ensuring we’re all unemployed and manufacturing has moved out of the US

  6. The stupid thing about this ‘announcement’ is that the volcano erupting on St. Vincent Island put out more ‘greenhouse gases’ in ONE day than all the ICE vehicles over the last ten years!!

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