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Mon Apr 22 19:04:46
NYC’s Green New Deal: Everything you need to know

April 22, 2019 Scott Enman

Mayor Bill de Blasio approved an ambitious $14 billion plan on Monday to attack global warming and combat climate change.

New York City’s Green New Deal will drive a nearly 30 percent additional reduction in greenhouse emissions by 2030 while also creating tens of thousands of new jobs.

“Every day we wait is a day our planet gets closer to the point of no-return,” de Blasio said. “New York City’s Green New Deal meets that reality head on. We are confronting the same interests that created the climate crisis and deepened inequality.

“There’s no time to waste. We’re taking action now, before it’s too late.”

The mayor’s announcement comes on Earth Day and just four days after the City Council approved the deal. The bold proposal takes steps toward adhering to the Paris Climate pact, and New York will become the first city in the world to mandate that all large existing buildings significantly cut their emissions.

All buildings of 25,000 square feet or more, of which there are 50,000 citywide, will be required to make efficiency upgrades that lower their energy usage and emissions or they will face steep penalties.

“The need for stringent mandates was nonnegotiable,” de Blasio said at a press conference on Monday. “There’s too much at stake. So we listened on better ways to do it, and we listened to ideas about what would be practical, but where we weren’t going to bend is, we must get the result. And if we don’t get the results, there will be real fines.”

As part of the deal, the city will also work to reduce vehicle emissions, convert all government operations to 100 percent clean electricity and implement a plan to ban inefficient all-glass buildings that waste energy.

The city will also make organics collection mandatory citywide, expanding the program from a current selection of neighborhoods.

The city will also end unnecessary purchases of single-use plastic food ware.

For Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, however, one of the most exciting aspects of the Green New Deal is the city phasing out its reliance on processed meat and reducing its purchasing of beef by 50 percent.

“I am particularly thrilled that this city has taken up our mantle to reduce our overconsumption of meat through the phasing out of processed meat purchasing and the reduction of beef purchasing,” Adams said.

“Make no mistake, addressing the carbon-intensive activity of meat production is a sustainable solution for the health of our bodies and our planet alike.”

De Blasio also took the opportunity to criticize President Donald Trump’s lack of action on global warming, saying “there’s no plan coming from Washington to save our planet” so “we have to do it ourselves.” He added, “Unlike [Trump], we aren’t hiding from climate change.”

De Blasio also touted the city’s congestion pricing plan and said his administration would continue to find better mass transit options in the future.

U.S. Rep Nydia Velázquez, who represents parts of Brooklyn, said she hoped other cities would follow the lead of New York after the historic deal.

“New York can be a leader for the rest of the nation in combatting the growing threat of climate change,” she said. “Addressing this pressing danger will require working federally, locally and internationally.

“I’m hopeful that by adopting a Green New Deal, New York City can help lead the way for other cities, states and localities in reducing carbon emissions and building a more sustainable economy that creates jobs and opportunity, while preserving our planet for future generations.”

Below are key points from the Green New Deal:
• Committing to carbon neutrality and 100 percent clean electricity by 2050
• Requiring buildings to cut their emissions – a global first
• Banning new inefficient glass-walled buildings
• Hydro-powered city government
• Mandatory organics recycling
• Reducing waste and carbon-intensive consumption
• Aligning with U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The City Council also passed a package of three bills on Thursday that would require 100 percent of new residential and commercial buildings to install green or solar rooftops.

The legislation, created by Councilmembers Rafael Espinal, Donovan Richards and Stephen Levin, would also require any homeowner doing renovation on their existing rooftop to invest in green infrastructure.



I'm sure none of this will come back to haunt a city that is already bleeding population again. New York is open for business, indeed.
Sam Adams
Mon Apr 22 19:34:00
"Mayor Bill de Blasio approved an ambitious $14 billion plan on Monday to attack global warming and combat climate change."

14 whole billion huh? Lol i think newyork burns that much gasoline every month.
Sam Adams
Mon Apr 22 19:39:17
Wow it reads like a laundry list of stupid shit that cuckhat read in an msnbc article. Lol the retardation is strong.

So bold!!!

Polar bears clapping.
Mon Apr 22 21:12:56
Will the city tax go up? That is the question.
Sam Adams
Mon Apr 22 22:27:37
Have you ever met a dem that lowered taxes?
Tue Apr 23 00:17:46
$14 billion so about 1/6th the cost of a shitty Joint Strike Fighter.
Tue Apr 23 01:50:53
You're off by three zeroes, Cuckhat.

Tangent off Cuckhat, but can you imagine spending $110m on a F-35B when you could spend 33% more on a F-22? Or like, 3 F-16s AND 3 A-10s, which is six more flyable aircraft than one F-35
Sam Adams
Tue Apr 23 10:54:06
Cuckhat you absolute retard
large member
Wed Apr 24 08:02:16
lifetime cost in 2012 dollars = 150 million per f-35.
Wed Apr 24 08:12:00
And we're sure that even in trump's America, 2012 $150m USD is not 2019 84b USD?
Sam Adams
Wed Apr 24 15:55:15
Lol cuckhat, like a common retard, confuses billion with million.

Thats AOC levels of dumb.
Wed Apr 24 16:05:27
What does it matter whether its million, billion or trillion, either way the Federal Reserve can just print more money to cover it.
Sam Adams
Wed Apr 24 16:23:21
Because this way we can make fun of cuckhat for being off by 3 orders of magnitude.
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