Cory Booker has just unveiled a three billion dollar climate change package that begins with ridiculous and then quickly goes downhill.
According to his plan, all fossil fuels will be banned in 2030.
Yeah, that’s reality-based.
All he has to do is figure out how to increase renewables by twenty-fold in 11 years.
Not even his price tag is real.
How do you increase renewable energy by 20 times without spending huge money on subsidies?
Also, his plan is unrealistic in a major way. You cannot just build a wind electric generator or a solar one. You have to build a natural gas plant right next door so it can be fired up when there is no wind or sun.
But since all fossil fuels are banned, we just have to learn to live with constant blackouts.
Presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., on Tuesday revealed a sweeping $3 trillion plan to combat climate change, calling to “accelerate the end” of fossil fuels and achieve “100% carbon-free electricity” by 2030.
Like the costly and controversial Green New Deal, which Booker co-sponsored in the form of a Senate resolution, Booker’s plan aims to address both climate change and economic inequality.
“To end the real and growing threat of climate change and to create a more just country for everyone, we must heal these past mistakes and act boldly to create a green and equitable future. That’s exactly what I’ll do as president,” Booker said in a statement.
The plan includes an array of executive actions, such as taking on companies that pollute with increased EPA enforcement, requiring all new passenger vehicles to have zero emissions by 2030, and imposing a ban on all new fossil fuel leases. Booker also intends to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement and revoke orders from President Trump to approve the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines.
Additionally, Booker wants to push Congress to create a United States Environmental Justice Fund, which would commit $50 billion a year “to advance environmental justice and invest in communities long left behind.” Goals include replacing lead drinking water service lines in residences, schools, and daycares; cleaning abandoned uranium, coal, and hard rock mines; and planting 100 million trees in urban areas that Booker’s plan says suffer disproportionately from air pollution.