It’s the most ambitious climate program of any candidate yet, but the dollar estimates and deadlines are raising questions.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders unveiled a $16.3 trillion plan for a Green New Deal on Thursday, giving shape to a massive program to overhaul the nation’s economy and eliminate fossil fuel use by mid-century.
The plan sets some of the most ambitious goals announced by any candidate yet, including setting a 2030 deadline for both electricity and transportation to be run entirely on renewable energy.
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Original Title: Sanders Unveils $16 Trillion Green New Deal Plan, and Ideas to Pay for It
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