No deal on Green New Deal
Thursday, March 21, 2019
My name is Kennedy Tate, I am in 11th grade and I am a Boy Scout with Troop 30 at Jarvis. I am writing this letter to express my concerns about the Green New Deal proposal. I do believe in the preservation and conservation of the Earth. However, the GND does this in an ineffectual and costly manner.
Some of the goals are completely unachievable. One of the goals is to meet the entire energy demands of the United States with renewable energy in ten years. A study estimated this to cost $5.4 trillion.
The GND also calls for all of the existing buildings in the United States to be upgraded to increase energy efficiency. The same study estimated this costing from $1.6 to $4.2 trillion. It also acknowledged the fact that the retrofitting of all of the buildings in the United States once the power grid demands have been met by 100 percent green energy would have no impact on emissions.
The entire GND is estimated to cost between $6.8 to $44.6 trillion costing from $49,000 to $322,000 per household. Therefore, the GND is too costly for the American people.