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Climate-Smart Transformation at a Glance

  • Electricity Sector
    • 100% clean electricity by 2040
      • All new sources must be zero carbon by 2030
      • Financing and securitization assistance to phase out emitting plants
    • Mobilize a $250B investment in grid modernization and resilience
    • Mobilize a $200B investment in distributed reliability resources, including solar, microgrids, mobile batteries, and emergency power centers
  • Transportation Sector
    • 100% clean standard for all new passenger cars, trucks, and medium-duty vehicles by 2030
    • 100% clean standard for all new heavy duty and freight vehicles by 2035
    • Targeted vehicle replacement assistance and transportation alternatives programs for lower-income households
    • Mobilize $650B for clean freight, public transit, intercity rail, and fleet purchasing incentives
    • Mobilize $135B for universal broadband to encourage telecommuting and reduced vehicle miles traveled
    • Low-carbon aviation and freight transportation standards to reduce emissions 40% from these sectors by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2045
      • Backed by revenue-generating market mechanisms that will direct at least 50% of proceeds to disadvantaged communities
      • Incentivized by tripling federal R&D for decarbonizing these sectors
    • Mobilize $115B to provide public green space and tree canopies, safe walkable communities, and zero-emission school buses
    • Require all new parking structures to provide adequate EV charging infrastructure beginning in 2022 to support projected 2030 EV adoption 
  • Commercial buildings, housing, and industry
    • 100% zero-carbon new commercial and residential buildings by 2030
    • 100% zero-carbon retrofits for all buildings nationwide by 2045
    • Provide $375B in public investment to accelerate decarbonization of existing homes, municipal buildings, universities, schools, and hospitals
    • Mobilize $195B for clean affordable housing and communities, urban parks and greenspace, and universal renter displacement climate disaster insurance
    • Establish low-carbon steel, cement, and manufacturing standards to reduce emissions 40% from these sectors by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2045
      • Backed by revenue-generating market mechanisms that will direct at least 50% of proceeds to disadvantaged communities
      • Incentivized by tripling federal R&D for decarbonizing these sectors
    • Mobilize $300B for Superfund site cleanup, brownfield remediation, and responsible re-use
  • Working and recreational lands: America’s forests, food, and parks
    • Mobilize $130B for forest health and wildfire fuel reduction treatments, to promote ecosystem resilience, fire safety, and carbon sequestration in federal, state and private forests, and for regenerative agriculture to promote soil health, help young farmers and family farmers, and to expand composting, no-till and low-till practices, and innovative crop rotation.
    • Establish regenerative and carbon-sequestering standards for farming and ranching on public lands, establish sustainable fisheries standards for US waters and vessels, and manage forest and ocean systems to optimize carbon sequestration and overall ecosystem health
    • Make national parks free for every American and dedicate $25B to upgrading and maintaining parks facilities and sites
    • Restore and expand national monuments under attack by Trump and expand coastal and ocean monuments and protected areas
    • Provide communities with the tools and funding they need to provide public access to safe and healthy parks or open space within a half-mile of every home
    • Establish low-carbon agricultural standards to reduce emissions and water pollution 40% by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2045
      • Backed by revenue-generating market mechanisms that direct at least 50% of proceeds to disadvantaged communities and small and mid-sized farmers
      • Incentivized by tripling federal R&D for decarbonizing these sectors
  • Drinking water and watersheds
    • Ensure that every American has access to safe and clean drinking water by 2030
    • Mobilize $130B for residential water systems, irrigation systems, and water efficiency and monitoring systems
    • Mobilize $75B for upstream watersheds, groundwater, and green infrastructure 
  • Fossil fuel production and infrastructure
    • Ensure that fossil fuel companies prioritize continuity of employment and benefits as they transition to environmental reclamation, decommissioning onshore and offshore oil operations, and maintaining continuous inspection and maintenance of legacy wells, mines, and other fossil fuel sites
    • Stop issuing leases for fossil fuel mining, drilling, and fracking on public lands, offshore, and in the Arctic and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
    • End federal permitting for new fossil fuel infrastructure on day one of my administration, and responsibly wind down existing fossil fuel production nationwide
    • Invest $50B towards establishing a careful process to wind down fossil fuel production nationwide, and for promoting economic diversification and providing worker protection programs for fossil industry workers and communities
    • Stop construction and permitting for Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, and subject all new infrastructure permitting to a rigorous climate test to ensure compatibility with achieving carbon neutrality in 2045
    • Protect the property rights of farmers and ranchers from eminent domain abuse, and to honor the treaties the US government has signed with Sovereign Tribal Nations