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Sat Dec 22, 2018, 01:31 PM

 

The "Green New Deal" should include:

First of all we must set some bold, national goals that will be achieved within 10 years.

*Generate enough renewable energy to power every home in America, with half a billion solar panels installed

*Cut energy waste in American homes, schools, hospitals and offices by a third and make American manufacturing the cleanest and most efficient in the world.

*Reduce American oil consumption by a third through cleaner fuels and more efficient cars, boilers, ships, and trucks.

*Deliver on the pledge President Obama made at the Paris climate conferenceŚwithout relying on climate deniers in Congress to pass new legislation.
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30 percent in 2025 relative to 2005 levels and put the country on a path to cut emissions more than 80 percent by 2050.

*Defend, implement, and extend smart pollution and efficiency standards, including the Clean Power Plan and standards for cars, trucks, and appliances that are already helping clean our air, save families money, and fight climate change.

*Launch a $60 billion Clean Energy Challenge to partner with states, cities, and rural communities to cut carbon pollution and expand clean energy, including for low-income families.

*Invest in clean energy infrastructure, innovation, manufacturing and workforce development to make the U.S. economy more competitive and create good-paying jobs and careers.

*Ensure safe and responsible energy production.
Transition to a clean energy economy, & ensure that the fossil fuel production taking place today is safe and responsible and that areas too sensitive for energy production are taken off the table.

*Reform leasing and expand clean energy production on public lands and waters tenfold within a decade.
Cut the billions of wasteful tax subsidies oil and gas companies have enjoyed for too long and invest in clean energy.

*Cut methane emissions across the economy and put in place strong standards for reducing leaks from both new and existing sources.

*Revitalize coal communities by supporting locally driven priorities and make them an engine of U.S. economic growth in the 21st century, as they have been for generations.

*Make environmental justice and climate justice central priorities by setting bold national goals to eliminate lead poisoning within five years, clean up the more than 450,000 toxic brownfield sites across the country, expand solar and energy efficiency solutions in low-income communities, and create an Environmental and Climate Justice Task Force.

*Promote conservation and collaborative stewardship.
Keep public lands public, strengthen protections for our natural and cultural resources, increase access to parks and public lands for all Americans, as well as harness the immense economic potential they offer through expanded renewable energy production, a high quality of life, and a thriving outdoor economy.


Just for starters.
Voices of advocates are necessary, but there must be a cohesive doable Plan ready for those voices to launch from.
Without a serious plan on paper, the voices of advocates can rally the crowd with a popular message, but eventually finds itself with nowhere to go to actually make it a reality.
If they are serious about what they advocate, then take it to the next step.

Here's a good start those voices should be expanding from.

Thank you

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yardwork Dec 22 #1
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NastyRiffraff Dec 22 #3
karynnj Dec 22 #4
Adrahil Dec 22 #5
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Response to PhrankT (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2018, 02:25 PM

1. This would be good for the world and the economy.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 22, 2018, 02:34 PM

2. It's a good start. Knowing not all can be achieved considering the varibles that must

 

be presented as any of it makes its way off paper & on to reality.

Time to define The Green New Deal and move it forward for discussion.

'Green New Deal' cannot just remain a popular talking point.
It needs to be defined.


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Response to PhrankT (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2018, 05:32 PM

3. Wow. If that's the Green New Deal I'm in.

Well thought out and calling for very doable measures.

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Response to PhrankT (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2018, 05:35 PM

4. Great reccomendations!

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Sat Dec 22, 2018, 05:37 PM

5. We'll have to wait until...

We have the Senate and the white House, but these are all great ideas.

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Response to PhrankT (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2018, 05:38 PM

6. K&R

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