Morning Consult: Renewable Momentum and the Green New Deal

Gregory Wetstone is president and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy, a national nonprofit that unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy.

The recently introduced Green New Deal resolution has reshaped the nation’s climate debate, mobilized activists and garnered high-profile support from Democratic presidential candidates.

The ambitious renewable energy transition at the heart of the initiative is designed to respond to the urgency in the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is consistent with the administration’s own National Climate Assessment. In December, the IPCC climate scientists called for dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions over the next dozen years to avoid catastrophic impacts on our planet’s climate.  

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