Federal Manager's Daily Report

Newly introduced legislation in the House would launch a study into whether it is feasible for federal agencies consider the larger cost of carbon—known as “shadow pricing”—when contracting for infrastructure, goods, or services.

“The United States government could be an enormous force for good when it comes to reducing carbon pollution,” sponsors said in introducing the bill.

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The “Smarter Purchasing Act” would help give policymakers better data about how to make contracting and procurement greener, “which would result in major public health benefits for the American people and the planet,” they said.

The study would be led by the EPA with involvement of agencies including Energy, Interior, Transportation and GSA.

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