Green Real Deal vs. Green New Deal

Thoughts on Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz’s “Green Real Deal” as a free-market counter proposal to the Green New Deal?

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Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is firing back at Democrats, namely Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and the Green New Deal after proposing his Green Real Deal as a counter policy, according to Fox News. The Florida representative, unveiled the new policy as a way to counteract the Green New Deal while also presenting a serious awareness about climate change for the Republican party. This comes after the party has received much criticism for seemingly downplaying the subject, especially when it comes to the question of global warming being mostly man-made.

The general concept of both policies are the same- keeping the environment clean and finding renewable energy sources. However, it’s the approach that differs. This renewable energy that Gaetz and Ocasio-Cortez have talked about with their policies, involve the preferred usage of wind, solar power, and electricity over gas products because they’re safer to the environment and it combats climate change. However, both policies differ greatly from an economic standpoint.

Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal calls for a complete overhaul of the usage of greenhouse gases over a 10-year period and focusing on creating more jobs while also giving more rights to workers.  Another part of the economic portion of this policy is that it also strives to achieve universal health care. It also calls to repair the US economy by switching to 100% renewable power and mostly electric vehicle fleet within just 10 years, among other things.

Gaetz’s version of this deal is one of several alternatives to the Green New Deal. Economically, it calls for global trade among businesses, corporations, and “American innovators,” because it makes international trade and marketing more fair. Gaetz’s proposal also aims to currently upgrade the U.S.’s electric grid to more modern standards while also opening up federally controlled areas to be able to conduct renewable energy research, as well as aligning policies and regulations to more quickly bring to market advanced nuclear reactors, hydropower projects and carbon capture technology. It would also expand its efforts to prevent foreign countries from replicating and reproducing future US clean energy advancements. Read more on CNBC.

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Thoughts on Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz’s “Green Real Deal” as a free-market counter proposal to the Green New Deal?

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