Bernie Sanders Proposes Huge Renewables Build-Out and Publicly Owned Power

By [email protected] Senator Bernie Sanders, a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidacy, on Thursday released his long-awaited climate platform. The document adopts the “Green New Deal” moniker and calls for a climate and justice-centered revolution “from the Oval Office to the streets.”

The Sanders Green New Deal promises a remake of essentially all aspects of U.S. society by eliminating support for the fossil fuel industry and buoying clean energy through investments in wind and solar, energy efficiency and electrified transport. “Climate change will be factored into virtually every area of policy,” the plan reads. It requires 100 percent renewable electricity

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