RFF research and policy analysis can inform the procurement of cleaner materials to build roads, bridges, buildings, and military equipment, such as “green” cement and steel.
The Build Back Better Act and Green Procurement
While the “green” procurement measures includedin recent legislation have some shortcomings, the efforts represent credible progress toward decarbonization goals—particularly in the transportation and industrial sectors.
Green Public Procurement for Natural Gas, Cement, and Steel
Green public procurement programs tend not to include basic materials like steel, iron, natural gas, and cement. This report describes what programs geared towards basic materials may look like, and how public programs at both the state and federal levels can be successfully implemented.