Green energy isn’t in the latest stimulus package
The Senate has been in deep talks — and some seriously heated arguments — for days in order to attempt to reach agreement over the stimulus bill as a result of COVID-19. Democrats say the delay is a result of the bill not containing enough support for healthcare systems. Republicans argue that Democrats are trying to ram through the Green New Deal.
It’s true that environmental groups are fighting funding for the fossil fuel industry and pushing for tax incentives for green energy, and stricter emissions rules on airlines. (And they’re right to do so: There is a direct correlation between pollution and health.)
But none of that, barring emissions reductions measures for the airline industry, is included in the bill. Transitioning to 100% green energy or support for EVs is not included in the bill. There is nothing about the Green New Deal.
As Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said, according to the Hill:
I keep hearing about the House wanting a Green New Deal as part of this emergency package. That’s a total red herring.
There’s no Green New Deal in this thing, so let’s get real.
att demokraterna ville eventuellt ta bort fossilenergibolagen från coronastödsåtgärder, kanske inte så fel