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Where Is the Green New Deal Headed in 2020?

By Marianne Lavelle

Details are emerging for what this ‘moon shot’ federal program merging climate, jobs and economic security might look like. It’s a powerful force already.


Stanford Researchers Have an Exciting Plan to Tackle The Climate Emergency Worldwide

By TESSA KOUMOUNDOUROS Photo by Thomas Richter/Unsplash

Things are pretty dire right now. Giant swaths of my country are burning as I write this, at a scale unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Countless animals, including koalas, are perishing along with our life-supporting greenery. People are losing homes and loved ones.


Could every country have a Green New Deal? Report charts paths for 143 countries

Researchers offer an updated vision of the steps that 143 countries around the world can take to attain 100% clean, renewable energy by the year 2050. The new roadmaps project that transitioning to clean, renewable energy could reduce worldwide energy needs by 57%, create 28.6 million more jobs than are lost, and reduce energy, health, and climate costs by 91% compared with a business-as-usual analysis.


Impacts of Green-New-Deal Energy Plans on Grid Stability, Costs, Jobs, Health, and Climate in the United States

The energy portion of the U.S. Green New Deal

  • Costs $7.8 trillion upfront but pays for itself over time from energy sales
  • Costs include wind-water-solar (WWS) electricity, heat, H2 generation; electricity,
    heat, cold, H2 storage; short- and long-distance transmission; distribution
  • Creates 3.1 million more long-term, full-time jobs than lost
  • Saves 63,000 lives from air pollution each year
  • Eliminates U.S. energy emissions affecting global warming
  • Reduces end-use energy requirements by 59.2%
  • Reduces private energy costs by 64% (from $2.1 to $0.77 trillion/yr)
  • Reduces energy, health, and climate costs by $1.34, $0.74, and $3.1 trillion/yr
  • Reduces social energy costs by 87% (from $5.9 to $0.77 trillion/yr)
  • Requires 0.22% of U.S. land for footprint, 0.86% for spacing

Dammed Good Questions about the Green New Deal

By Don Fitz

Hydroelectric power from dams might be the thorniest issue that proponents of the Green New Deal (GND) have to grapple with. Providing more energy than solar and wind combined, dams could well become the key backup “renewable” if it otherwise proves impossible to get off of fossil fuels fast enough.


What the New Green Deal Means for the Food on Your Plate

By Christopher D. Cook

The long-awaited policy proposal from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey has finally surfaced—and it aims to turn U.S. agriculture into a positive force for climate change and social justice.


Is Mark Jacobson’s Plan to Use 100% Renewable Energy Feasible?

By Kashyap Vyas

Mark Jacobson is a renewable energy expert and a professor at Stanford University in the department of civil & environmental engineering. He is also the director of the Energy Program at the university.