WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Building on the concept of FDR’s New Deal, the GREEN New Deal calls 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. It proposes an ambitious yet secure economic and environmental program that will revive the economy, turn the tide on climate change, and make wars for oil obsolete – allowing us to cut our bloated, dangerous military budget in half.
The latest climate report from the UN says we have only 12 years to transform our economy to preserve the stable climate human civilization has depended on for millennia.
The Green New Deal is a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society toward 100% clean and renewable energy, guarantee a good job to all members of our society ready to be part of this transformation, and create economic prosperity for all.
THE INTERCEPT – The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal
MA Sen. Ed Markey
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren
MA-02 Rep. Jim McGovern
MA-03 Rep. Lori Trahan
MA-04 Rep. Joe Kennedy
MA-05 Rep. Katherine Clark
MA-06 Rep. Seth Moulton
MA-07 Rep. Ayanna Pressley
MA-08 Rep. Stephen F. Lynch
MA-09 Rep. Bill Keating
NOT yet an Endorser:
MA-01 Rep. Richard Neal
And on climate change, Healey said Massachusetts needs a new goal to meet 100 percent of its energy needs with renewable power by 2050, and 50 percent by 2030.
Sen. Marc Pacheco convened a hearing in December where scientists testified that the state’s goal of reducing emissions by 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 is no longer adequate to stave off the dangerous consequences of global warming. The new target, they said, should be net zero emissions by 2050.
Craig Altemose, executive director of Better Future Project, said his organization, which focuses on statewide grass root movements, is planning to introduce a Green New Deal bill that would require 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. He added that they’re planning for their social strategy to be making it “politically toxic” for politicians to accept money from the fossil fuel industry.
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