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Energy efficiency the starting point for effective climate policies

Colin Hines,  Guardian 6th Dec 2018 : a massive increase in economic activity arising from
environmental policies that are clearly seen to improve prospects for the
majority through an emphasis on green jobs in every community.

The obvious starting point is to make every home, commercial and industrial building
energy efficient worldwide. In the US this is one of the central demands of
the youngest of the new members of Congress, Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez,
with her call for a select committee for a green new deal, an initiative
supported by Bernie Sanders and other elected progressives.

Also key will be the rapid transition to renewables and low-carbon local transport
systems. To reduce political opposition to such a shift will require cash
to help communities initially threatened by such measures, from scrappage
schemes for polluting cars, subsidies for a rapid growth in electric public
and private transport, through to job conversion schemes for Polish coal
miners threatened by the latest climate talks.


December 8, 2018 - Posted by | general

1 Comment »

  1. Reblogged this on jpratt27.

    Comment by John | December 8, 2018 | Reply

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