With cap-and-trade, west coast states are building out a green new deal

March 5, 2019 by maitreyi.karthik@climate-connect.com

(Source: Solar Industry) The Green New Deal, rolled out in early February by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., brings fresh focus to looming climate risks, with a seemingly audacious proposal to transform the nation’s economy.

The central focus is climate change. The resolution indicates that it is the “sense of the House of Representatives” that the federal government has a duty to achieve net-zero greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, invest in infrastructure and industry, and secure – “for generations to come” – clean air and water, climate and community resiliency, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment, while also achieving justice and equity objectives. Read full article….

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