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The Green New Deal is a non-binding resolution that was introduced in US Congress in February 2018. It is a framework of ideas and targets, designed to provide a vision of how to transition the US to a future of renewable energy and zero emission transportation, in the service of mitigating future climate change while fueling economic growth. It encompasses a wide variety of related factors, from emission targets to environmental concerns to job creation.

It was introduced by US Congress members Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, and earned the support of a number of Democratic presidential candidates in 2018.

EGEB: World’s largest EV — a mining truck — will be hydrogen-powered

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • South Africa’s Anglo American is developing the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mining truck.
  • Bernie Sanders says he’ll make the fossil-fuel industry pay $3 trillion to fund the Green New Deal.
  • A new Arizona law is a big blow for green energy and local governance.



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Climate Crisis Weekly: Highlights from the UN climate change summit in Madrid

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  • COP25: What was — and was not — achieved at the UN Climate Summit in Madrid.
  • Climate activist Greta Thunberg is TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year.
  • Why melting ice in the Arctic directly affects every one of us.
  • Which US states cut their environmental agency budget and staff numbers? This map will tell you.
  • And more…



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EGEB: 21 states sue Trump over lifted coal restrictions, Seattle passes its own Green New Deal, more

Coal accounts for most fossil fuel subsidies

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • 21 US states sue Trump administration over relaxed coal restrictions.
  • Seattle passes its own Green New Deal.
  • A new study has confirmed that solar is now cheaper than grid electricity in China.
  • Helsinki, Finland, has launched the Think Sustainably program.



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Climate Change Weekly: Accelerating extinction, Biden’s ‘middle ground,’ Green New Deal, and more

In this edition of Climate Change Weekly:

  • A new report finds nature on an unprecedented decline, with accelerating extinction rates.
  • Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden seeking “middle ground” climate policy.
  • Iceland is using a new method to fight climate change.
  • The more Republicans hear about the Green New Deal, the more they decide they don’t like it.
  • Ireland follows the UK in declaring a climate emergency.
  • And more…



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