Analysis: Biden’s clean-energy ‘revolution’ faces challenge to match fossil-fuel jobs, pay

By Valerie Volcovici, Laura Sanicola WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, seeking to allay concerns that his plan to fight climate change would harm the economy, has promised a “clean energy revolution that creates millions of unionized middle-class jobs” if he’s elected. That vision, however, would require policy makers and clean-energy companies to overcome some major challenges in replacing …

99% of Green New Deal Co-Sponsors Won Their Races This Cycle: Analysis. State legislators win too. Give rural voters broadband, climate action, and a platform for their concerns.

Politicians who supported popular redistributive policies, such as Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, were reelected at higher rates than ostensibly centrist Democrats, including in swing districts.  “The people who actually back progressive policies came through the election largely unscathed and, in many cases, fared better than their more conservative Democratic counterparts in swing districts,” Kahn wrote. Ocasio-Cortez made the evidence-backed …

Biden and Nikil Saval, the Green New Deal candidate for Senate in PA, proved you don’t have to be pro-fracking to win in a state that may go Republican

By Amy Westervelt What we learned this election is that you absolutely do NOT have to be pro-fracking to win Pennsylvania. Biden proved that wrong and so did Nikil Saval, the Green New Deal candidate who won the senate race in Pennsylvania this week. A Green New Deal For Pennsylvania From Senator Nikil Saval Our state is suffering from a crisis of …

Griffith: If households were to electrify everything from their cars to their heaters, backed by renewable energy sources, they could cut their energy bills by a third and save $1,050-$2,585 per year – even after the cost of financing the switch

We’ve often heard that decarbonizing our households, by switching all our fossil-fueled machines to electric ones, would be prohibitively expensive. But Rewiring America’s new study, No Place Like Home: Fighting Climate Change (and Saving Money) by Electrifying America’s Households, by Saul Griffith, PhD and Sam Calisch, PhD, offers hope and highlights an opportunity. If households were to electrify everything from …

Green recovery plans can unlock millions more jobs than ‘return-to-normal’ stimulus

After modelling a ‘green recovery’ plan against a ‘return-to-normal’ plan across the UK, Germany, Poland, US, India, and globally, researchers from Cambridge Econometrics concluded the impact of a green recovery strategy would be “consistently larger” than that delivered through a standard stimulus package. Cecilia Keating @cecilia_keating 19 October 2020 Analysis published by We Mean Business coalition recommends policymakers reject traditional …

Public Opinion: Polls Find Most 2020 Voters Strongly Favor Climate Action

Seven in 10 voters support government action to address climate change, with three-quarters wanting the U.S. to generate all of its electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind within 15 years. Nearly two-thirds of respondents said they would be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who supports the complete shift to clean energy, with a further …

Biden’s climate plan

Biden’s $2 trillion, specific clean energy plan isn’t called the Green New Deal. It’s called the “Biden Plan” on his website, and it’s the most ambitious climate action plan to ever be floated by a major US party platform. Biden’s plan emerged from negotiations with Bernie Sanders’ camp after Biden won the primaries, and involved such Democrats as Jay Inslee, Ocasio-Cortez, and John …

The Green New Deal’s Public Infrastructure Should Be Funded by the Public

Democrats are starting to take green investment seriously. To move these plans anywhere near a Green New Deal—and avoid ceding power to Wall Street—will require a political mobilization from the bottom up.Mark Paul and Daniel Aldana Cohen ▪ September 21, 2020 – Dissent Magazine Public investment in green energy has moved to the mainstream of the Democratic Party, with even the moderate Joe …

Fossil Fuels Phase-Out: Policy Framework Proposed

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 | ECOSPHERE STUDIES, PRESS RELEASES https://landinstitute.org/fossil-fuels-phase-out-policy-framework/ From the desk of The Land Institute Ecosphere Studies Research Fellow, and author of The Green New Deal and Beyond: Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can. A “managed phase out” of fossil fuels is increasingly called for in climate policy studies and congressional resolutions, as being necessary for a solution to the climate emergency. But the statements are …