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FEMA to help communities pay for net-zero energy projects post-disaster

February 7, 2024


The Biden administration is plugging away at a goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

For FEMA’s part, covering the cost of net-zero energy projects is “the single most effective measure” the agency can take to cut greenhouse gas emissions and address the climate crisis, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell said in a statement.

Already, FEMA helps communities pay for low-carbon construction materials when rebuilding, a change that the agency made in March 2023.

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