US Democrats unveil carbon-neutral 'Green New Deal'

On Thursday morning, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) released their long-anticipated framework for the “Green New Deal,” a broad and ambitious federal response to the growing threat of climate change. The document is a non-binding resolution rather than legislation, but if successful, it could serve as a blueprint for future climate legislation. The stated goal of the resolution is to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions in a just and equitable way, while preserving clean air and water and addressing growing income inequality. To achieve that, the resolution calls for a 10-year mobilization to shift the power grid away from fossil fuels and toward solar and wind energy. The resolution also calls for an... Continue reading…

US Democrats unveil carbon-neutral 'Green New Deal'

Congressional Democrats on Thursday unveiled an unprecedented plan to reverse climate change and eliminate all US carbon emissions within 10 years, by taking drastic steps that would require ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal — But Pelosi Stops Short of Endorsing

Whether it’s a deadly cold snap or a hole under an Antarctic glacier or a terrifying new report, there seem to be constant reminders now of the dangers that climate change poses to humanity. ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from KQED Science

Green New Deal: Ocasio-Cortez plan has yet to have Pelosi backing as both emphasize climate change

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez say they're committed to tackling climate change but they don't yet agree on an answer.        

Thu 7 Feb 19 from USA today

Green New Deal bill aims to move US to 100% renewable energy, net-zero emissions

10-year mobilization project emphasizes unionized labor and emissions reduction.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Arstechnica

The Green New Deal is long on vision, short on details, and a potential windfall for startups

The Green New Deal has landed. Proposed by the rising star of the Democratic Party, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Senator Edward Markey, a longtime advocate for decarbonization ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

Markey & Ocasio-Cortez Have The Political Guts To Lead Where Others Waver

The resolution to enact a Green New Deal was introduced by Sen. Ed Markey this week. The weak-kneed say it cannot be done

Sun 10 Feb 19 from CleanTechnica

E&E: Democrat Climate Change Committee Members Own Shares in Fossil Fuel Companies

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to E&E News, most of the members of the new Democrat dominated House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis are either invested in or take donations ...

Sun 10 Feb 19 from Watts Up With That?

‘Our Planet Is In Peril’: Cory Booker Compares Green New Deal To Fighting Nazi Germany

From The Daily Caller Fighting Nazi Germany 2:45 PM 02/08/2019 | Energy Chris White | Energy Reporter Democratic Sen. Cory Booker appeared to compare adopting the so-called Green New ...

Sat 9 Feb 19 from Watts Up With That?

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