Your donation supports our high-quality, inspiring and commercial-free programming. The government will be the employer of last resort, offering jobs meeting community-identified needs in the public and non-profit sectors to take up any slack in private for-profit sector employment. Der Green New Deal soll außerdem gute Löhne, bezahlbares Wohnen, Bildung und Gesundheitsversorgung für alle garantieren. The NYSERDA report’s author added “well-designed policies and actions taken by New York, as well as by other states, can play an essential role in helping New York City and other U.S. East Coast population centers benefit from gigawatts of clean energy that could be generated by deploying wind turbines off the Atlantic coast.” [15]. Renewable energy, the documentary makes abundantly clear, is not the solution to the problem — but an even bigger problem than the one it is supposedly solving. Also, because carbon taxes / fees are predictable, unlike volatile cap-and-trade markets, it is easier to plan clean energy investments to avoid carbon taxes. Axios reported that the new documentary will chronicle Ocasio-Cortez’s efforts to push through her Green New Deal plan — a highly contentious set of policies aimed at combating climate change.. $400 billion will be for the public jobs programs. In some states, it probably makes good sense to steer clear of any “green new deal” language. Invest in clean energy technologies that are ready to go now. EDITOR’S NOTE: “Planet of the Humans” posted a media advisory on its website noting that the film is distributed through Rumble Media and that the film is not affiliated with Films for Action. The Green New Deal resolution calls upon the federal government to create a comprehensive set of policies and programs that would simultaneously address the climate and inequality crises. The centerpiece of the Green New Deal is a commitment to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030. It might even help Trump clinch the next presidential election for it undermines the entire basis of the Green New Deal being pushed in one form or another by his opponents. Miami. According to the Congressional Budget Office, a carbon tax of $20 per ton would raise $120 billion a year. Studies have shown that there are no technological or logistical barriers to a clean-energy transition by 2030. The economic multiplier of this fiscal stimulus would generate another 414,000 jobs in Harvey’s analysis. It will provide a just transition, with a priority on providing resources to workers displaced from the fossil fuel industry, low-income communities and communities of color most impacted by climate change. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEBRUARY 7, 2019 Ms. OCASIO-CORTEZ (for herself, Mr. HASTINGS, Ms. TLAIB, Mr. SERRANO, Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York, Mr. VARGAS, Mr. ESPAILLAT, Mr. LYNCH, Ms. VELA´ZQUEZ, Mr. BLUMENAUER, Mr. BRENDAN F. Share. That would include a significant portion of non-construction, non-energy jobs in public services and non-profits, which is crucial because many unemployed are not skilled in building trades or physically fit to do construction work, skilled or unskilled. It will promote clean energy as a human right and a common good. Just look no further than the fact that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was nominated for an Emmy for her short film, “Art of the Green New Deal.” While “Knock Down the House” was released by Netflix after it premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Lears reportedly plans on working on the new documentary independently. BM Jonathan Boyd Limbo 1. The following article was originally published Sept. 14, 2020 and republished through a collaboration with Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The Green New Deal will redirect research money from fossil fuels and other dead-end industries toward research in wind, solar, and geothermal as well as wave and tidal power. As the first researchers to have access to the papers, we discovered that at least half of them dealt with the environment. The Green New Deal will provide assistance to workers and communities that now have workers dependent … To prevent catastrophe, we need a WWII-scale mobilization to transition to a sustainable economy with 100% clean renewable energy, public transit, sustainable agriculture, and conservation. In Nebraska, for instance, the state Legislature has consistently opposed funding climate change research, but they care deeply about how changing weather patterns, drought, and flooding affect farming. By our count, Nevada has begun implementing only 17 of the House strategies so far. Tap to unmute. The fate of humanity is in our hands. These plans will result in each person in the U.S. in 2050 saving $260 (190–320) per year in energy costs (2013 dollars), U.S. health costs per person decreasing by $1500 (210–6000) per year, and global climate costs per person (including costs incurred by extreme weather events, sea level rise, adverse effects on water and agriculture, etc) decreasing by $8300 (4700–17600) per year. Reid’s legacy in Nevada offers lessons for crafting a green new deal that avoids the overreach and backlash that we’ve already seen in reaction to the Green New Deal, especially in purple states. The Jacobson plan – which, while only one potential approach, is currently the most detailed and well-known – would be met with 30.9% onshore wind, 19.1% offshore wind, 30.7% utility-scale photovoltaics (PV), 7.2% rooftop PV, 7.3% concentrated solar power (CSP) with storage, 1.25% geothermal power, .37% wave power, 0.14% tidal power, and 3.01% hydroelectric power. Der Green New Deal greift den von der Regierung Franklin D. Roosevelts geprägten Begriff New Deal auf, mit dem diese auf die ab 1929 einsetzende Weltwirtschaftskrise reagierte. Unlike cap-and-trade, carbon taxes don’t create complex and easily-gamed “carbon markets” with allowances, trading and offsets. A federally funded ELR program will also help the budgets of every state as incomes from employment add to the tax revenue of states and local governments.[17]. After perusing the list of Emmy nominees for news and documentaries, one thing is crystal clear: Hollywood only nominates news networks and documentaries with a decidedly leftist agenda. He expanded public land protections and made the outdoors accessible to diverse urban residents. We believe a lowercase green new deal would be a better strategy even if the Democrats win — and especially if they don’t and need to govern with a divided government. End unemployment in America once and for all by guaranteeing a job at a living wage for every American willing and able to work. A carbon fee will ensure more realistic fossil fuel prices that include the cost to the environment, and are high enough to tackle climate change effectively by creating the economic incentive to drive efficiency and bring alternative fuels to market. [4] A British think tank recently put out a study saying that all fossil fuels could be eliminated in 10 years.[5]. A small company is set on forging ahead with plans for a proposed coal mine near South Africa’s Kruger National Park, despite the public's concerns of environmental threats. Estimates for the transition to 100% clean energy start at $200 billion a year. We will need revenues between $700 billion to $1 trillion annually for the Green New Deal. We spend billions of dollars every year moving our economy in the wrong direction, turning our planet uninhabitable while imposing the greatest harm on communities of color and the poor. We will invest in research in sustainable, nontoxic materials, closed-loop cycles that eliminate waste and pollution, as well as organic agriculture, permaculture, and sustainable forestry. If the Democrats take control of the White House and Congress, as some observers now believe possible, there will be urgent calls for rapid and radical action. Die Republikaner(innen) stellen sich den Ideen nicht inhaltlich, sondern verspotten den Plan auf ideologischer Ebene als neo … Building on the concept of FDR’s New Deal, we call for a massive mobilization of  our communities, government and the people on the scale of World War II – to transition our energy system and economy to 100% clean, renewable  energy by 2030, including a complete phase out of fossil fuels, fracked gas and nuclear power. Right now, our federal subsidy programs benefit large agribusiness corporations and the oil, mining, nuclear, coal and timber giants at the expense of small farmers, small business, and our children’s environment. [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6] Jacobson’s jobs estimates are only for electric power production. [1]. Kai Anderson’s eye-catching, multi-colored, hand-drawn thematic maps have developed a cult following in conservation circles in the American West. Americans should be politically savvy enough to see this and support the transitions that will help build the constituencies for green new deals, by whatever name. He walks us through a map he created of Sen. Harry Reid's major environmental campaigns. Other professors at Stanford  such as Tony Seba have criticized him for not being clearer that 2030 is not only feasible but needed. [7] But when we asked Reid if he had a grand vision for a new environmental politics, he said, “Not at all.” He just did what needed to be done, what could be done, one step at a time. This would include a WPA-style public jobs program to secure the right to decent paid work through public jobs for the unemployed and those presently working in low paid service-sector jobs such as in fast food and retail. Roosevelt A New Deal - YouTube. if we look at how this is playing out in the u.s. primaries, for example, what a candidate like bernie sanders or elizabeth warren is putting forward with their green new deal, … Shopping. The Green New Deal pays for itself through the prevention of chronic disease, which consumes a staggering 75% of $3 trillion in annual health care costs. Also missing in the Jacobson study are manufacturing jobs for clean energy generation equipment and jobs for retrofitting the grid into a smart grid. Economists predict that we can build a 100 percent renewable energy system at costs comparable to or less than what we would have to spend to continue our reliance on dirty energy. When Reid retired, he donated his congressional papers to the University of Nevada, Reno. The Center for American Progress estimates that $100 billion in green economic investment will translate into two million new jobs in two years. Maintaining bases all over the world to safeguard fossil fuel supplies or to shore up repressive oil monarchies could no longer be justified as “protecting American interests.”. It wants to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years, while creating millions of high-wage jobs, investing in infrastructure and industry, promoting justice and equity, and securing clean air and water as well as climate and community resilience, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment for all. Already tens of millions of people have been turned into climate refugees, and hundreds of thousands die annually from air pollution, heat waves, drought-based food shortages, floods, rising seas,  epidemics, storms and other lethal impacts of climate change and fossil fuels. The transition to 100% clean energy will foster democratic control of our energy system, rather than maximizing profits for energy corporations, banks and hedge funds. America’s coal and nuclear power stations are old and many are dilapidated.