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Climate Hawk RL Miller wins election to DNC (This should shake things up)

RL Miller, founder of the advocacy group Climate Hawks Vote (and regular contributor to RedGREENandBlue), was elected to the Democratic National Committee last Friday—and she intends to push the Democratic Party’s governing body to improve how it handles the climate crisis and fossil fuel industry, according to a Thursday interview in Emily Atkin’s HEATED newsletter. By Jessica Corbett Common […]

Green New Deal vs Fracking: Big oil wants to scare you with ludicrous numbers (But it just ain’t so!)

On Wednesday, a trio of right-wing groups released a report claiming that, per the Daily Caller, the Green New Deal would cost swing-state households $75,000 a year. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it’s just an update to a similar report they put out last year which found the GND would cost households $70,000 a year. Since we disassembled […]

The politics of the Green New Deal (video)

In the summer of 2018, Nexus Media took part in Freedom to Breathe, a cross-country tour that explored how climate change intersects with the racial, social and economic challenges that Americans face every day. We saw firsthand how fossil fuel pollution and extreme weather are damaging communities across the United States, and how ordinary people […]

February 25th

The 2020s will be the decade of the Green New Deal

When I look back at the work done by the Sierra Club’s staff, members, and supporters in 2019, I am awed. Day after day, you demonstrated your deep commitment to your communities and the natural world that sustains us. You marched against fossil fuel infrastructure and for a Green New Deal. You called your congressional […]

January 31st

GOP’s alternative to the Green New Deal: Throw money at fossil fuels

Last week, we were skeptical of Republicans’ latest attempts to appease suburban women and millenial voters by proposing a legislative response to the Green New Deal. While the GOP certainly could have proposed policies that fit well within conservative ideology’s preference for market-based mechanisms, most notably a carbon tax, the few details provided did not exactly inspire […]

January 31st

Climate Emergency: 8 make-or-break stories for 2020

We are now in a climate emergency and 2020 will be a critical year in the fight for the survival of the planet. The battleground is triple: climate change, biodiversity, and the ocean. What happens in one affects the other two.   by Claude Forthomme Senior Editor, Impakter Three upcoming global events are key and […]

January 28th

Schwarzenegger: Green New Deal is “marketing tool”

In an interview with The Atlantic, outspoken Terminator and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger dismissed the Green New Deal as a “marketing tool” and “bogus,” noting that “to me, the only thing that really matters is: How do we move forward with our goals? And this means that we stop increasing the amount of greenhouse gases and pollution that […]

January 22nd

Election 2020: Funding the clean energy future

We at CleanTechnica have been looking at the various 2020 US Democratic candidates for president (here, here, and here) and their funding plans for a clean energy future. We (and they) have learned a lot about what it will take to not only usher in an energy future devoid of fossil fuels but also to pay for such a […]

January 12th

US Green economy is ALREADY $1.3 trillion, 4% of U.S. workforce, 7% of GDP

A new study released by Palgrave Communications Tuesday estimates that the U.S. “green economy” employs 9.5 million people and cranks out $1.3 trillion in annual sales revenue. That’s 4% of the nation’s workforce and 7% of the gross domestic product. It’s also 16.5% of the global green economy. U.S. green sales rose 20% between 2013 and 2016, and they are expected to […]

October 17th

Koch attack on Green New Deal relies on bogus numbers (of course)

Kent Lassman of the Koch-funded Competitive Enterprise Institute recently partnered with former Koch lackey Daniel Turner of Power the Future on what the Washington Times’ Valerie Richardson generously describes as a “study” claiming that the Green New Deal will cost American households some $70,000 in its first year. By Climate Denier Roundup While most people would consider a study to […]

Fox News and Koch-funded DailyCaller fail to smear AOC in gotcha politics

That the Koch-funded Daily Caller is more of a right wing propaganda machine than a news outlet is hardly a novel conclusion, but we would be remiss not to highlight a video post from last week.  The aim of the piece is to accuse Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of hypocrisy. The Caller’s headline asks why AOC drives to work when she doesn’t have to, […]