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The Green New Deal is here, and everyone has something to say about it

— For the past several weeks, there’s been rampant speculation about what would be included in the much talked about Green New Deal, the ambitious plan to tackle climate change and remake much of the American economy. That anticipation came along with trepidation from some corners over whether the deal would include controversial elements that …

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Seven take-aways from the Green New Deal launch

Sweeping in scope, an agenda to transform the US into a green leader has been launched in Washington DC, here are the key points — On Thursday, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and senator Ed Markey presented an outline of a sweeping federal programme aiming at decarbonising the US economy. The text makes for the most earnest …

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Green New Deal: Ocasio-Cortez unveils bold plan to fight climate change

Blueprint for a carbon-neutral economy has been embraced by prominent Democrats and evokes FDR’s famous legacy — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is releasing a broad outline of a vision for the Green New Deal, a plan to battle economic and racial injustice while also fighting climate change. The new congresswoman’s blueprint, co-introduced by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, …

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New US Oil And Gas Drilling To Unleash 1,000 Coal Plants’ Worth Of Pollution By 2050

The great American fracking boom threatens to undermine efforts to avoid climate catastrophe in this century — Amid mounting calls to phase out fossil fuels in the face of rapidly worsening climate change, the United States is ramping up oil and gas drilling faster than any other country, threatening to add 1,000 coal plants’ worth …

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Green New Deal should not be feared, says Spanish prime minister

Pedro Sanchez told business leaders in Davos that neoliberalism was at an end and his country was ready to lead a progressive global ecological transition — The era of neoliberalism and deregulation is over, Spain’s prime minister said on Wednesday, clearing the way for a progressive, green agenda. Speaking to the World Economic Forum meeting …

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Karen Castor named to lead restored House panel on climate change

Nancy Pelosi revives special committee axed by Republicans – Progressive Democrats have pushed for a ‘Green New Deal’ — The House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, has appointed the Florida representative Kathy Castor to lead a special committee on climate change that will be reinstated in the new Congress. The climate panel is similar to one that …

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experts brought together by labour have suggested the party should increase the uk’s installed offshore wind capacity sevenfold if it gets into government

Labour would ‘radically transform economy’ to focus on climate change

Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey says economic and social regeneration must be part of transition to low-carbon future — A future Labour government would oversee an economic revolution to tackle the climate crisis, using the full power of the state to decarbonise the economy and create hundreds of thousands of green jobs in struggling towns …

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People power must take on Trump’s climate suicide pact

The US administration, together with Russia and Saudi Arabia, is forming an axis of climate denial. It is down to grassroots movements to stop them — “Moivanna ny tolokandro” was the diagnosis of a single mother I met visiting a remote village in eastern Madagascar. It was the dawn of 2007, and the island-nation was …

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