US government sets out national blueprint to decarbonise transport


The Biden Administration has released the US National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization. It sets out an interagency framework of strategies and actions to remove all emissions from the transportation sector by 2050.

Jointly announced by US Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan, the blueprint offers a whole-of-government approach to addressing the climate crisis and meeting President Biden’s committed goals of a 100% clean electrical grid by 2035 and Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The transportation sector – which includes all modes of travel through land, air, and sea to move people and goods – accounts for a third of all US greenhouse gas emissions.

Front and centre in the plan is to develop and deploy clean-energy technologies such as electric vehicles and hydrogen and sustainable fuels, while also building out the supporting infrastructure for clean transportation will create jobs and strengthen America’s energy independence.

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