The Energy 202: 2020 Democrats release climate plans that could be seen as less ambitious than Green New Deal

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

A half dozen Democrats running for president in 2020 released sweeping climate change proposals in recent days that seek ways to totally eliminate carbon emissions from the economy in the next two to three decades.

But these Democrats’ goals are not as ambitious as the 2030 deadline for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions that many people see as part of the Green New Deal proposal, which four of those candidates sponsored in the Senate. The GOP-led Senate rejected that proposal, but the nonbinding climate plan is still seen as a benchmark for climate activism by the party’s progressive wing.

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