This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: COMBATING THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND PURSUING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (Part 3)
Only one party recognizes the urgent existential crisis facing our planet. Only one party believes in science and solutions. 1/19
#Democrats agree with scientists and public health experts that the United States—and the world—must achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible, and no later than 2050. 2/19 #DemPartyPlatform #NetZero2050 #ClimateAction
To reach net-zero emissions as rapidly as possible, #Democrats commit to eliminating carbon pollution from power plants by 2035 through technology-neutral standards for clean energy and energy efficiency. 3/19 #DemPartyPlatform # #NetZero2050 #ClimateAction
#Democrats will dramatically expand solar and wind energy deployment through community-based and utility-scale systems, including in rural areas. 4/19 #DemPartyPlatform #GreenEnergy #ClimateAction
Within five years, #Democrats will install 500 million solar panels, including 8 million solar roofs &community solar energy systems & 60,000 wind turbines &turn American ingenuity into American jobs by leveraging federal policy to manufacture renewable energy solutions 5/19
Recognizing the urgent need to decarbonize the power sector, our technology-neutral approach is inclusive of all zero-carbon technologies, including hydroelectric power, geothermal, existing and advanced nuclear, and carbon capture and storage.6/19 #DemPartyPlatform #GreenEnergy
#Democrats believe that any clean energy infrastructure project financed with federal support, including through the tax code, should come with robust wage and labor requirements. 7/19 #DemPartyPlatform #cleanenergy #ClimateActionNow
#Democrats will build a modern electric grid by investing in interstate transmission projects and advanced, 21st century grid technologies to power communities with clean electricity, 8/19 #DemPartyPlatform #cleanenergy #ClimateAction
#Democrats will use federal support to build sustainable and resilient energy grids in rural America and in Tribal areas lacking energy infrastructure. 9/19 #DemPartyPlatform #energy #InfrastructureForAll
#Democrats will reduce methane pollution through strong federal standards and targeted support for repairing their new and replacing aging distribution systems, which will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, 10/19 #DemPartyPlatform #ClimateCrisis
#Democrats will create jobs for pipefitters, insulators, and other workers who built the systems in the first place and who know best how to protect our communities from methane pollution.11/19 #DemPartyPlatform #cleanenergy #ClimateActionNow
#Democrats will lower families’ energy bills by making energy-saving upgrades to up to two million low-income households and affordable and public housing units within five years, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and promoting safe, healthy, and efficient homes. 12/19
#Democrats will ensure investments in affordable housing and public housing support both energy efficiency retrofits and construction of new units, to greatly increase the number of energy-efficient homes available to low-income families. 13/19
#Democrats will address barriers and increase funding for programs that enable energy efficiency improvements for low-income families in urban and rural areas, 14/19 #DemPartyPlatform #energy
#Democrats will increase funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program and the Rural Utilities Service, and incentivize landlords to make energy efficiency and clean energy upgrades that will reduce their tenants’ energy costs.15/19 #DemPartyPlatform #CleanEnergy
#Democrats will set a bold, national goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions for all new buildings by 2030, on the pathway to creating a 100 percent clean building sector. #DemPartyPlatform #CleanBuilding 16/19
#Democrats will incentivize tens of billions of dollars in private-sector investment to retrofit 4M buildings,including helping local governments save money &cut pollution by weatherizing & upgrading energy systems in hospitals, schools, public housing, municipal buildings. 17/19
#Democrats will encourage states and cities to adopt energy-efficient building codes,
address barriers to energy efficiency upgrades, 18/19 #DemPartyPlatform #energy
#Democrats will incentivize the adoption of efficient electric and geothermal pump home heating solutions that can help reduce families’ energy burden, and leverage the federal footprint to model net-zero and 100 percent clean energy building solutions.19/19 #DemPartyPlatform
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