Martin Wolf on climate policy: "The US cannot solve a global threat on its own. But it could combine the best of the economists’ [carbon tax] plan and the Green New Deal.": https://t.co/hHlzJJW4P0 via @FinancialTimes
The conservative case for the Green New Deal is that the cost of solar and wind are falling fast and countries that build expertise in renewables are going to own huge sectors of the energy economy going forward. It's a question of straightforward competitiveness.
I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called “Carbon Footprint” to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military - even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” calls for replacing planes and cars with trains. But an examination of her campaign expense report for the FEC found that she spent seven times as much on airfare as on Amtrak tickets, and there were 534 charges for car services.
The U.S. is the most powerful economy on earth and we must lead the world in the fight against climate change. We can do that by passing the Green New Deal to save the planet and create millions of new jobs.
Climate change is an existential disaster facing the entire world. We must transform our energy system away from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. A Green New Deal can save the planet and create millions of new jobs.