December 5, 2019
On November 15, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act. The bill contains several “purposes,” most notably “to transition the entire public housing stock of the United States, as swiftly and seamlessly as possible, into highly energy-efficient homes that produce on-site, or procure, enough carbon-free renewable energy to meet total energy consumption annually.”
In other words, Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders want to re...
July 30, 2019
The Green New Deal (GND) has been around since at least 2006. This study examines the energy portion of GND, focusing on the impact on households in four states: Alaska, Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. The authors conclude:
At a minimum, the GND would impose large and recurring costs on American households.3 We conclude that in four of the five states analyzed—Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania—the GND would cost a typical household more than $70,000 in...
April 29, 2019
This week the American Enterprise Institute issued a devastating critique by Benjamin Zyndar of the Green New Deal (GND) proposal introduced by Senator Markey in the Senate and Representative Ocasio-Cortez in the House of Representatives. It was subsequently rejected by the Senate in a 57 to 0 vote. A one-page summary of this critique can be found here, with the full AEI report here.
Chief among the GND’s goals,
the AEI report says
, is “meeting 100 percent of the power de...
June 21, 2019
Unless your idea of good government and an ideal society is totalitarianism, the Green New Deal (GND) has nothing to recommend it.
As I argued in CCW 313, it would be physically impossible to reach the goals set in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey’s (D-MA) socialist GND—a plan to do nothing less than remake the entire economy, sans fossil fuels, while promising full employment, living wages, free health care, and cheap energy from the Heavens for everyone in just over ...
June 20, 2019
The Green New Deal (GND) has been costed at almost $100 trillion by very knowledgeable experts, or about half of total gross national product over the ten years involved. Representative Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Markey claim that it will save the world. There is a little problem, however. The best scientific evidence is that there would be no significant climate benefits from implementing GND or any other “decarbonization” policy. You read that right–no significant climate benefits at all.
April 24, 2019
The U.S. Senate voted to reject the much-publicized Green New Deal (GND) resolution, authored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), which would have aimed for the imposition of 100 percent renewable energy nationwide and a long wish list of other socialist policies in multiple areas of life.
More than 100 Democrat or Independent members of the U.S. House and Senate cosponsored or publicly embraced the GND, including Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kristen Gillibrand (R-N...
April 26, 2019
...ughly half of the universe’s population. Warning: spoiler alert. Thanos successfully implements his plan by gaining complete power over time, space, minds, souls, and reality.
Astonishingly, proponents of Rep.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY)Green New Deal have an eerily similar strategy for environmental sustainability. Apparently, they have watched Infinity War a few too many times. Like Thanos, Ocasio-Cortez and her minions crave unfettered power so they can implement their ludicrous sustain...
August 15, 2019
New York, the fourth most populous state in the United States, with the third-largest state economy, has adopted what Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dubbed the Green New Deal of New York, the most aggressive carbon-emissions-reduction goals in the nation.
The law puts the state on the path to derive 100 percent of its electricity from sources that emit no carbon dioxide during generation by 2040.
In addition to the net zero carbon dioxide electricity mandate, the Climate Leadership and Community Prote...
August 12, 2019
...ent command or control, regulation or redistribution that they seemingly have not liked – as long as it reflects their version of preferred social engineering compared to anyone else’s, of course. He has recently made, “The Case for a Coerced Green New Deal,” on the website of The Nation magazine (July 30, 2019).
The world, he warns, has a window of perhaps 12 years to transform the way people work and live, or its curtains for the planet. Belching out the carbon dioxide by-product of using fos...
February 1, 2019
The much-hyped Green New Deal (GND) is being pushed by a rump group of progressive-socialists in the Democratic Party, including prominent members of the Senate with stated presidential aspirations. If enacted, GND would constitute a complete socialist makeover/takeover of the economic system of the United States.
With costs in its first 10 years estimated at nearly $50 trillion dollars, GND would be by far the most costly social and economic experiment in U.S. history. For comparison, the Uni...