The Green New Deal is a RESOLUTION (a proposal in the form of a general statement of long-range objectives), NOT A BILL (proposed law). It contains no specific details nor timeline deadlines.
It is a FRAMEWORK for possible future proposals that seeks to find ways to address issues of climate and environment in ways that focus on INCENTIVES (carrots) rather than PUNISHMENTS (sticks), to provide pathways for making clean, green renewable energy more economically attractive and viable.
If we consider that full real long-term costs of energy from Big Carbon (coal, oil and gas), including the costs of both short-term and long-term environmental and climate damage, clean, green renewables are already far less expensive.
The Green New Deal seeks to recognize that reality and to stop subsidizing that which is killing us. (Okay, I am an old geezer. I won’t be the one who is most harmed by this. I have already apologized to my granddaughters for my generation, but they know I have tried to stand up against the lethal tide unleashed by those of my era.)
Those who oppose the Green New Deal admit they care only for themselves, and nothing for their children and grandchildren or trying to propose economically viable solutions.
April 11, 2017