Latest Green New Deal Stories

2009-03-19 14:04:18

The head of the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) said Thursday that $750 billion in investments and a possible oil tax could be used as a "Green New Deal" to rescue the global economy and protect the environment. Achim Steiner listed five sectors in which the funding should be focused: improved energy efficiency for buildings, job creation in the solar and wind sectors, curbing poverty and combating global climate change. "The opportunity must not be lost," Steiner said in an interview with...

2009-02-04 03:02:00

LONDON, February 4 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama is backing a green stimulus package with $150bn of investment in low-carbon infrastructure to create jobs and combat climate change. While on the other side of the Atlantic, on a smaller scale UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has also espoused a "green new deal" to promote eco-friendly transport and renewables to boost employment. So will investors follow the politicians' lead and put their money into climate change solutions - or will...

2008-07-21 10:40:00

In the wake of everyday reports of a struggling economy, rising energy costs and dangerous global climate change, one group has released a "green" proposal to face each challenge. The Green New Deal Group, which is inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal", offers new proposals including major investments in renewable energy and the creation of thousands of new "green collar" jobs. According to the group, humanity has only 100 months to combat the looming effects of dangerous...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'