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Biden Advances Plan to Make Freight Shipping Carbon-Free

April 24, 2024


The Biden administration is laying out more of its vision for decarbonizing the nation’s freight industry, including plans for standardizing charging infrastructure for electric trucks and accelerating the adoption of emission-free big rigs.

The multipronged initiative takes aim at a major source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions — as well as a thorny challenge for companies trying to meet sustainability targets and cut carbon across their own supply chains. The transportation sector generates about 29% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and the shipment of freight — whether on ships, trucks or rail — is responsible for about a third of that.

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