Breakingviews - U.S. Green New Deal is at least a big idea

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Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY are calling for a Green New Deal meant to transform the USA economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.

"It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive", Speaker Pelosi told Politico on Wednesday.

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who represents parts of Queens and The Bronx, is calling for the federal government to launch a World War II-like mobilization on a "Green New Deal" environmental plan that would reduce carbon emissions, remake the economy and reduce income equality.

Adam Shaw is a reporter covering USA and European politics for Fox News. She appealed to some of the more progressive members with her speech after retaking the speaker's gavel, saying "we must also face the existential threat of our time: the climate crisis".

The panel, which is charged with examining climate change and steps to mitigate it, will include lawmakers with a wide range of tenures, including three freshmen. The Democrats' plan envisions shifting away from fossil fuels and other sources of emissions that cause global warming within 10 years.

Progressive activists are "extremely supportive of the Green New Deal and think of it as the gold standard plan on climate, and expect their presidential candidates to be treating it as such", said Chad Bolt, associate policy director of Indivisible, a grassroots resistance group. The United Sates must "respect for the right of human mobility", she said before adding, "because it is a right". It was created to examine new climate change policies and does not have the sole goal of focusing on the Green New Deal, another complaint from the supporters of the proposal.

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Ocasio-Cortez had wanted the select committee to be given legislative and subpoena powers but it was not. It's aimed a transforming the American economy by ending its dependence on fossil fuels, investing heavily in renewable energy like solar and wind and sparking large-scale job-creation.

A joint resolution drafted by them and expected to be introduced Thursday sets a goal to meet all power demand in the USA through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources by 2030.

In the past decade, she has already seen Democrats try and fail to pass a sweeping cap-and-trade climate law.

An analysis by Fox News last month showed at least eight potential and current Democratic 2020 candidates have voiced support for or touted aspects of the proposal - including Sens. Will all of the expertise that goes into a Green New Deal eventually include proofreaders? Ed Markey (D-Mass), unveiled a plan to revamp the US economy and eliminate carbon emissions on Thursday, suggesting in an NPR interview that deficit spending might be the best way to pay for it.

The Democrats are likely to meet resistance to their proposal in Congress, especially in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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