Green New Deal for U.S. States


In support of a global project to fight climate change, two new studies by PERI researchers Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, and Jeannette Wicks-Lim show how state-level policies can achieve three critical goals within both Washington and New York States:  sharp declines in CO2 emissions; an expansion of good jobs; and a Just Transition for workers and communities currently dependent on the fossil fuel industry.  The two studies show how Green New Deal programs for both Washington and New York States are achievable even without the support of federal-level policies.   For both states, the centerpiece of the Green New Deal are large-scale investments to dramatically improve energy efficiency standards and equally dramatically expand the supply of energy provided by wind, solar, and geothermal sources.

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Read "A Green New Deal for Washington State"

Read "Clean Energy Investments for New York State"

 

Author Interviews and Commentary

>> Interview with PERI's Robert Pollin and Jeffrey Johnson, president of Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

>> Interview with Robert Pollin on Clean Energy Investments for New York State

>> Commentary by Robert Pollin in Albany Times Union

 

In support of a global project to fight climate change, two new studies by PERI researchers Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, and Jeannette Wicks-Lim show how state-level policies can achieve three critical goals within both Washington and New York States:  sharp declines in CO2 emissions; an expansion of good jobs; and a Just Transition for workers and communities currently dependent on the fossil fuel industry.  The two studies show how Green New Deal programs for both Washington and New York States are achievable even without the support of federal-level policies.   For both states, the centerpiece of the Green New Deal are large-scale investments to dramatically improve energy efficiency standards and equally dramatically expand the supply of energy provided by wind, solar, and geothermal sources.

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