Alenxandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to develop a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to transition to 100% renewable energy sources is now backed by 15 members of Congress.
Supporters include Ro Khanna (CA-17), John Lewis (GA-05), Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Ilhan Omar (MN-05) or José Serrano (NY-15) among others.
This proposal is also supported by nearly 100 organizations, according to the Sunrise Movement, one of the main promoters. On December 10th, right before Congress holidays, same organization has scheduled a mass action at the Capitol to press Democrat Party into supporting a “Green New Deal and reject fossil fuel money”
People are going to die if we don’t start addressing climate change ASAP.
It’s not enough to think it’s “important.” We must make it urgent.
That’s why we need a Select Committee on a Green New Deal, & why fossil fuel-funded officials shouldn’t be writing climate change policy. https://t.co/bn6NloGlaY
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 23, 2018
Production costs estimated by LCOE in 2015 for different sources in the United states is the following:
|Generation Source||LCOE (2015$/kWh)|
|Gas Combined Cycle||0.042-0.078|
|Solar PV, Rooftop Residential||0.187-0.319|
|Solar PV, Utility||0.046-0.053|