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The Green New Dealers propose their own infrastructure idea: Socialize your energy bill

Transitioning to ecological sustainability

Building public renewables, the resolution text contends, could be a way to establish “high-road labor standards” in the clean energy sector rather than simply outsourcing contracts for wind and solar to largely non-union, third party developers, as is now common. “We could make clear decisions about how fast we’re moving on projects, and about where we are investing to repair past harms,” the Next System Project’s Johanna Bozuwa, who consulted on the bill, told me by phone. “It allows us to build a much more equitable renewable energy transition, and has the potential to be much faster too.”

Publication date: 2021-06-03
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