House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo by Gage Skidmore

House Democrats offer an alternative to the Green New Deal

by Lisa Friedman, NY Times

An influential group of Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday set an ambitious target for United States greenhouse gas emissions, calling for a reduction to net-zero by 2050.

The goal, intended to slow the pace of global warming, does not include either a legislative or regulatory plan. It would very likely require rigorous new curbs on fossil fuels over the coming decades and steep increases in wind, solar and other renewable sources of power.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/23/climate/democrats-climate-change.html?em_pos=small&ref=headline&nl_art=1&te=1&nl=climate-fwd&emc=edit_clim_20190724?campaign_id=54&instance_id=11145&segment_id=15516&user_id=1d17fcb34d26abe95bab676895b94381&regi_id=84723763c=edit_clim_20190724

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