A Sure-Fire Dead End to Achieve Climate Goals: Electrifying the U.S. Postal Service Fleet


Posted: Aug 06, 2022 12:01 AM

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Congress undoubtedly has a lot of options to consider when it comes expanding the usage of renewable energy. The challenges facing lawmakers involve a variety of sizable risks and pitfalls, in what amounts to a complex chess game. But in order to properly succeed in this game, Congress and the Administration should never consider sacrificing key government agencies as pawns.

Unfortunately, it appears that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is at risk of being “captured” in the proverbial chess game that is Washington politics. In what would amount to a serious strategic error, some Capitol Hill leaders are now considering an illogical spending package for new USPS vehicles in their pursuit to greenify everything.

Earlier this year, the Postal Service reiterated its vehicle preferences for gasoline-powered delivery trucks over electric vehicles. If you are like me, you might be suspicious of a government agency that is resisting the change to new technology. But this decision is consistent with a

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