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Alexander C. Kaufman


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Recent articles by Alexander:

Jay Inslee Unveils $9 Trillion Climate Jobs Plan To Cut Emissions And Bolster Unions

The 15,000-word document includes proposals to rapidly decarbonize, create 8 million jobs and revitalize the labor movement by repealing right-to-work laws. → Read More

Democrats Flesh Out Green New Deal With Bill To End Sales Of Gas-Burning Cars By 2040

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is reintroducing a bill from six months ago, but this time in a radically different political environment. → Read More

Green New Dealers Find A New Villain In Joe Biden’s Climate ‘Middle Ground’

The former vice president's fossil fuel-friendly approach drew scorn at Sunrise Movement's latest rally in Washington. → Read More

Delta's Anti-Union Pitch Draws Backlash

Signs from the airline saying that a year of union dues costs more than a gaming system have not gone over well. → Read More

Mercedes Maker Sets A New Standard For Auto Industry Climate Targets, Yet Still Falls Short

Daimler said its cars will be carbon neutral by 2039 — about a decade past the year scientists say the transportation sector needs to decarbonize. → Read More

The Socialist Truck Driver Running For Congress On A Green New Deal

Joshua Collins, 25, is making a long-shot bid to unseat Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.), betting a left-wing platform can make him the youngest member of Congr... → Read More

On Puerto Rico’s 'Forgotten Island,' Tesla's Busted Solar Panels Tell A Cautionary Tale

After Hurricane María plunged Vieques into darkness, Tesla's arrival heralded the dawn of a microgrid future. But it wasn't that easy. → Read More

Jay Inslee Just Promised to Shut Down Every Coal Power Plan in the Next 12 Years –

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Jay Inslee unveiled a sweeping plan Friday to all but eliminate planet-warming emissions from power plants, automobiles and new buildings, becoming the second contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination to release a climate policy this week. The Washington governor, who […] → Read More

Jay Inslee Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal-Style Climate Proposal As 2020 Race Heats Up

The Washington governor's first presidential policy is a direct challenge to 2020 rival Beto O'Rourke, who released his own climate plan this week. → Read More

UK Labour Party Ratchets Up Climate Fight As Green New Deal Goes Global

The party is pushing for a vote this week that would make Parliament the first national legislature in the world to declare a climate emergency. → Read More

Green New Deal Activists Make First 2020 Endorsement In Wildfire-Burned California

The Sunrise Movement announced its support for Audrey Denney's bid to unseat climate-change denier Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.). → Read More

Bernie Sanders Promises Green New Deal Jobs Will Pay At Least As Much As Fossil Fuel Work

The Vermont senator stood out in 2016 for his fossil fuel stances, and the emergence of the Green New Deal highlights his fine-tuned vision. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren On Climate Plan: 'No Coal Lobbyists For Head Of EPA'

The Massachusetts senator took a shot at EPA chief Andrew Wheeler as she outlined a clear-eyed vision for curbing climate change. → Read More

Jay Inslee Is Calling On 2020 Rivals To Demand Democrats Host A Climate-Only Debate

The Washington state governor and presidential hopeful launched a petition for a debate on global warming. Now he wants other Democrats to back him up. → Read More

Puerto Rico Is The Best Argument For The Green New Deal

The island, still struggling under the 2017 hurricane damage, shows why half-measure climate change policies won’t work. → Read More

New York City Just Passed Historic Climate Legislation—Its Own Green New Deal –

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The nation’s largest and most economically influential city passed a historic bill Thursday capping climate-changing pollution from big buildings and mandating unprecedented cuts to greenhouse gases. The City Council approved the legislation in a 45-to-2 vote Thursday afternoon, all but… → Read More

New York City Passes Historic Climate Legislation

The Climate Mobilization Act lays the groundwork for New York City's own Green New Deal. → Read More

Beto O’Rourke’s Vote to Lift the Oil Export Ban Looms Over His Climate Record –

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 2015, current Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke twice bucked his own party to vote with Republicans to end the 40-year restriction on selling US oil overseas. In October that year, O’Rourke voted on a bill to outright lift the […] → Read More

New York City Charges Ahead With Its Own Green New Deal

The nation's largest city is poised to enact what may be the most ambitious municipal emissions reduction bill in the world. → Read More

Beto O’Rourke’s Vote To Lift The Oil Export Ban Looms Over His Climate Record

As the United States eclipses Saudi Arabia as a top oil exporter, the former Texas congressman's vote hangs over his 2020 presidential campaign. → Read More