Bernie Sanders Unveils “Green New Deal” Plan to Defeat Climate Change

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Bernie Sanders has unveiled his “Green New Deal” plan “to defeat the existential threat of climate change.” Sanders’ Green New Deal is a ten-year plan with the goal of “reaching 100 percent renewable energy for electricity and transportation by no later than 2030 and complete decarbonization by 2050.” The Presidential hopeful says the United States will reach this goal by “an historic $16.3 trillion public investment towards these efforts” which will create “20 million jobs” including “in steel and auto manufacturing, construction, energy efficiency retrofitting, coding and server farms, and renewable power plants” ultimately “ending unemployment.” His Green New Deal also plans for “the fossil fuel workers” who will lose their jobs, saying the government “will provide five years of a wage guarantee, housing assistance, job training, health care, pension support, and priority job placement for any displaced worker.” Sanders says his “plan will pay for itself over 15 years,…and after 2035 electricity will be virtually free” and the country “will save $2.9 trillion over 10 years, $21 trillion over 30 years, and $70.4 trillion over 80 years.”



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