Stories tagged "GND"

May 14, 2019

De Blasio Getting Tough on Pollution – Is He Running Too?

Mayor Bill De Blasio of New York City, who is allegedly mulling whether to throw his hat into the Presidential race, used Trump Tower as a backdrop for an event on Monday highlighting a tough new law that reduces emissions from buildings, which has been dubbed...

April 12, 2019

Interview of the Week: Kurt Bardella

Kurt Bardella was a Senior Advisor on the Oversight and Reform Committee staff when the Republicans controlled the House. He has since become a Democrat.  He is currently the CEO of Endeavor Strategies, a strategic communications firm, and the Publisher of Morning...

February 18, 2019

FDR’s New Deal Was Green

As we contemplate the sweeping Green New Deal resolution recently introduced, which promises that “public lands, waters, and oceans are protected” and that all Americans have “access to nature,” we should look back at the very green legacy of ...

February 16, 2019

Putting the “Blue” into the Green New Deal

By Mark Spalding and Angel Braestrup As we have written before (Roundtable Discussion, Looking at the Small Details, The New Blue Economy, Sustainable Blue Economy Conference), the (new) Blue Economy is the subset of the ocean economy’s activities that are positive...

February 11, 2019

The Green New Deal: What’s In It?

As you can see from the interview by Tucker Carlson on Fox, there has been some confusion and even disinformation about what is IN and what is not in the Green New Deal (GND) bill, H.R. 109.  We summarize it for you here.  First, it is a resolution, not a law, and its...

February 8, 2019

Interview of the Week: Todd Stern on COP 24 and the GND

Todd Stern is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Distinguished Fellow at the World Resources Institute. He previously served as the Special Envoy for Climate Change at the State Department, leading the U.S. effort in negotiating the Paris Agreement....