Green New Deal/LEAP

07/12/20
Author: 
Marty Hart-Landsberg

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This is the first in a series of posts that aim to describe and evaluate the World War II mobilization experience in the United States in order to illuminate some of the economic and political challenges we can expect to face as we work for a Green New Deal.  

03/12/20
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Geothermal well - Rjglewis/Wikimedia Commons

Dec. 2, 2020

In a global first, a Saskatoon-based geothermal company has successfully drilled and fracked a 90-degree horizontal well, delivering enough heat to supply electricity to 3,000 homes. And it did so thanks to the expertise of over 100 oilfield technicians—a switch that is offering hope to many such workers facing unemployment as fossil fortunes tank.

01/12/20
Author: 
Geoff Dembicki
Experts in Canada and beyond see overlapping solutions to two crises: housing affordability and climate change. This series talks to more than 20 of them. Illustration for The Tyee by Nora Kelly.

Nov. 30, 2020

First in a five-part series exploring the case for a Green New Deal for Housing.

09/11/20
Author: 
Kelsey Vlamis
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - The Bronx native said the Democratic party has been hostile to progressive causes, like Medicare for All and the Movement for Black Lives. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images

Nov. 7, 2020

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Times in an interview that she might quit politics, depending on the hostility of her own party towards progressive causes.

"I don't even know if I want to be in politics," she told The Times. "You know, for real, in the first six months of my term, I didn't even know if I was going to run for re-election this year."

03/11/20
Author: 
Jason Hickel
image on economic growth

A response to Pollin and Chomsky on degrowth: We need a Green New Deal without growth

By Jason Hickel, published on his website Nov 2, 2020  (And see below a related essay by Jason Hickel as well as his bio. You can read this article here in pdf formatJason Hickel responds to Michael Pollin and Noam Chomsky on degrowth)

01/11/20
Author: 
Aaron Saad
Canada Fossil Fuel Proliferation Treaty - Photo: Jeff Wallace

Oct. 29, 2020

It’s the highest-profile success to date of a new initiative aimed at reining in the threat of fossil fuels

On Oct. 15, not long after enduring days of skies choked with U.S. wildfire smoke, Vancouver became the first city in the world to endorse something bold: the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

It’s the highest-profile success to date of a new initiative aimed at reining in the threat of fossil fuels.

31/10/20
Author: 
Socialist Resistance

[Webpage editor's note: One red-green position that challenges other red-greens on various questions, e.g., significance of Paris/COP, role for market mechanisms (carbon taxes), red? content of "transitional" demands, 'Blockadia'...]

 

Those of us who inhabit planet Earth in the 21st century face a huge problem. Our own species, homo sapiens (modern humans), are trashing the planet at an ever increasing and more destructive rate.

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