In his first 100 days, President Biden has already taken meaningful action on nearly three quarters of his climate commitments using executive action.

In 2020, President Joe Biden ran on the most ambitious climate agenda of any presidential nominee in U.S. history. Shortly after he secured victory, Evergreen detailed 46 commitments that Biden made on the campaign trail to fight the climate crisis that could be achieved through existing authorities and executive action — and that he could begin enacting on day one in office.

Since President Biden assumed office in January, we’ve seen an unprecedented level of climate ambition from the White House. Agencies across the administration have taken steps to tackle climate change and launch Biden’s vision for an all-of-government response…


A federal CES will benefit American families by cutting the burden of monthly utility bills.

President Biden’s proposed 100% Clean Electricity Standard (CES) by 2035 is more than just critical climate policy that’s poised to “catch fire” — it’s a key pillar of America’s path to economic recovery. Evergreen has already laid out how a federal CES will create millions of good paying jobs; a CES will also put money directly back in people’s pockets. A federal CES will benefit American families by cutting the burden of monthly utility bills.

After the COVID-19 pandemic left nearly one in three households behind on their utility bills and at risk of utility shut-offs, lowering costs for consumers…


With widespread public support and the pathway to get it done, a modern Civilian Climate Corps can help Joe Biden lead an equitable workforce mobilization at a scale unseen in 90 years.

With the support of President Biden, now is the moment to create a new national Civilian Climate Corps (CCC). Evergreen has mapped out a detailed pathway to build a modern CCC and put Americans to work building a just and sustainable future in their communities. Congress should harness the ambition of the New Deal era and reinvigorate the American people’s faith in their government.

Corps programs are historic and proven — the idea for a modern CCC draws inspiration from the success of FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps and local corps programs across the country. And a new CCC has been…


Moving America’s power grid to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035 is not only our best tool to fight the climate crisis — it’s also a powerful engine for economic growth that would create millions of new good jobs.

The Clean Electricity Standard (CES) proposed in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan (AJP) could prove to be one of his administration’s most impactful policies. Moving America’s power grid to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035 is not only our best tool to fight the climate crisis — it’s also a powerful engine for economic growth that would create millions of new good jobs.

In order to reach 100% clean power by 2035, we’ll have to rapidly ramp up renewable power generation and upgrade America’s aging transmission infrastructure. These industries are already growing quickly, and implementing a Clean Electricity Standard will supercharge…


Biden’s GSA Pick, Robin Carnahan, has a mandate for green procurement.

As the next GSA Administrator, Robin Carnahan will be tasked with the decarbonization of one of the largest sectors of the economy — the U.S. government. President Biden has already taken important steps to reduce the federal government’s carbon pollution, including committing to electrifying the federal fleet, and in her new role, Carnahan can ensure the administration continues to lead by example in their national effort to defeat the climate crisis.

The federal government is the single largest consumer of energy in the country, which is why strong climate leadership from GSA will have tremendous downstream effects across the country…


Here’s why that could be the most consequential climate policy of Biden’s presidency.

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced the American Jobs Plan (AJP), a bold vision for infrastructure to build back better and power a clean energy economic recovery. The plan includes a Clean Electricity Standard (CES) for 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035, a transformative proposal that could be the single most important climate policy of the Biden era.

Cleaning up our power grid is essential to the fight against the climate crisis and a CES is one of the most powerful tools to get it done. Paired with complementary policies to electrify the building, transportation, and industrial sectors, transitioning to a…


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Industry growth and union jobs built the history of Pittsburgh. On Wednesday, Joe Biden can announce a clean energy infrastructure plan to build the future of Pittsburgh and thousands of other American cities. After campaigning on investments to revitalize our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, create millions of good paying union jobs, and power a clean energy economic recovery, now is the time to deliver.

Voters gave President Biden a mandate to act on climate. In Pittsburgh, he should make the case that now is the time to be bold. …


Biden Takes Big Steps Toward Delivering on Climate Mandate with Week 1 Executive Orders

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Today, Evergreen Action Executive Director Jamal Raad released the following statement on President Biden’s latest slate of executive actions to combat the climate crisis:

“Today’s historic executive actions put President Biden off to a great start delivering on his mandate for ambitious climate action. President Biden campaigned on a popular clean energy economic recovery agenda that centers environmental justice and good-paying union jobs for American workers. The Biden/Harris transition team also promised an ‘all-of-government’ effort involving each federal agency in an unprecedented effort to confront the climate crisis and build a just and thriving clean energy economy.

“These steps…


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With the swearing-in of Senators Alex Padilla, Raphael Warnock, and Jon Ossoff, Senator Chuck Schumer becomes majority leader for the first time, and for the first time in a decade, Democrats have a governing majority in the House and the Senate. This time, they’ll enter the House, the Senate, and the Presidency broadly unified around Joe Biden’s sweeping climate agenda. Biden ran on the boldest climate plan of any presidential nominee in history, and won a decisive victory. Democrats now have a mandate to deliver on Biden’s plan for robust clean energy standards, transformative investments, and environmental justice.

Majority Leader…


Today Evergreen Action Campaign Director Jamal Raad released the following statement on the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden.

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This is our moment. Joe Biden has the opportunity to make history as the president who mobilizes America to defeat the climate crisis.

Today, Joe Biden will take the oath of office to become the Climate President that America needs. Biden ran on the biggest climate plan of any presidential nominee in American history, and he now has a mandate to deliver decisive action on the climate crisis. …

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