Democrats launch 10-year 'Green New Deal' for clean energy

08 February, 2019, 00:41 | Author: Tara Reeves
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The proposal calls for a 10-year transition from fossil fuels towards 100% renewable energy across the country, as well as sweeping social changes including new infrastructure, a revamped healthcare system, and a federal jobs program.

"It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive", Pelosi told Politico.

"Until they can prove that they are honoring human rights, until they can make a good-faith effort to expand and embrace immigrants, the immigrants in this nation that have always been a part, and have always been a core element of American democracy, until they can prove good faith to an American ideal they do not deserve any resources for their radical agenda", Ocasio-Cortez added.

"The Green New Deal fully tackles the existential threat posed by climate change by presenting a comprehensive, 10-year plan that is as big as the problem it hopes to solve while creating a new era of shared prosperity", says a summary of the legislation.

The resolution being introduced Thursday marks the first time Ocasio-Cortez and other lawmakers have attached legislative language to the Green New Deal, a concept that until now has been largely undefined other than as a call for urgent action to head off catastrophic climate change and create jobs.

The panel, which is charged with examining climate change and steps to mitigate it, will include lawmakers with a wide range of tenures, including three freshmen.

Which is to say: the Green New Deal framework combines big climate-change-related ideas with a wish list of progressive economic proposals that, taken together, would touch almost every American and overhaul the economy. She couldn't even remember the name.

"We hope that all of the committees of jurisdiction will be very involved", she said.

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Framers of the "Green New Deal" released a framework for their attempt to drastically overhaul the USA economy and energy system, which included guaranteeing economic security for those "unwilling to work".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she welcomes "the enthusiasm" of backers of a Green New Deal, but she stopped short of supporting it.

"Quite frankly I haven't seen it but I do know it's enthusiastic, and I welcome all the enthusiasm out there", the California Democrat said.

The document, unveiled by rising political star Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey, marks the first formal attempt by lawmakers to define potential legislation to create big government-led investments in clean energy and infrastructure to transition the US economy away from fossil fuels.

Florida Rep. Kathy Castor will chair the panel, as Pelosi previously announced, and eight other Democrats will serve on it: Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico and Reps.

Pelosi said Reps. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, Joe Neguse of Colorado, Donald McEachin of Virginia and Sean Casten of IL will serve on the panel, along with three Californians: Julia Brownley, Jared Huffman and Mike Levin.

The Green New Deal goes far beyond the Clean Power Plan proposed by President Barack Obama.

The details left us wondering who wrote this? Ed Markey (D-Mass), unveiled a plan to revamp the USA economy and eliminate carbon emissions on Thursday, suggesting in an NPR interview that deficit spending might be the best way to pay for it.



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