Happy Labor Day #FriendsOfThePlanet! We hope that you’re taking the day off to spend some time with friends and family and are enjoying this last weekend of summer. This morning, we wanted to honor workers and their contribution to our nation and recognize how things might improve for them after the 2020 election. So we’ve pulled excerpts of the top Democratic candidates’ statements from their climate plans on labor issues and a just transition for workers.Continue Reading 1136 words
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- Spanish Socialist Workers Party
Spain held Parliamentary elections yesterday, and though no party won a majority, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, or PSOE, and current Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will win the largest percentage of the vote running on a progressive platform, of which an “ecological transition” that closely resembles the Green New Deal was a major plank.
The Intercept explained that Spain’s version of the Green New Deal includes:reducing emissions by 90 percent below 1990 levels by mid-century and generating all of the country’s power from renewables along the same timeline; mandating 74 percent of power to come from renewables by 2030;banning fracking nationwide, eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and government investments in fossil fuels, and phasing out fossil-fueled vehicles, with the aim of banning the registration and sale of carbon-emitting vehicles by 2040.Continue Reading 496 words