Green New Deal News ~ January, 18

Green New Deal News ~ January, 18

Articles, Dispatch
Every week at the Lab Report we’re collecting the latest news and info on developments with the Green New Deal. For more news right to your inbox, be sure to sign up for emails and updates below. Here’s the top Green New Deal news from the week: (more…)
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What a Green New Deal Agenda May Look Like

What a Green New Deal Agenda May Look Like

Articles, Dispatch
"I think it is a fantastic idea and I think it is the secret, or one of the secrets, to winning 2020," Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster who has worked with progressives like Ocasio-Cortez, said of the Green New Deal. "It combines an issue that Democrats are way ahead on — the environment — and an issue they need to desperately get ahead on — the economy."The Green New Deal, has become a sort of umbrella term for a list of ideas for economic change, with the fight against climate change at its core. At the moment, quite little is known about the specifics of the Green New Deal. Still, the general idea projected to the public is one that includes a total switch to "clean" renewable energy - by…
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3 WAYS A GREEN NEW DEAL HELPS RURAL AMERICA

3 WAYS A GREEN NEW DEAL HELPS RURAL AMERICA

Articles, Dispatch
Many small towns like Fowler, IN never expected that renewable energy projects would be the saving grace of their communities. But when wind developers make $17 million in payments to your county, and spent millions more on roads and infrastructure improvements, the benefits are hard to ignore. (more…)
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How Broadband Gaps Effect Rural America

How Broadband Gaps Effect Rural America

VIDEOS
If you’re wondering what exactly net neutrality is and how it will affect your monthly bill, a quick rundown: Net neutrality refers to the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all digital content equally, whatever it is and wherever it’s hosted. So broadband companies such as AT&T and Comcast can’t provide faster loading of one website over another, and they also can’t charge users more to view certain material—like, say, streaming movies. This is what’s known as the open Internet. This short video from the Vox provides a quick understanding of the issue. (more…)
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How Net Neutrality Could Affect You

How Net Neutrality Could Affect You

VIDEOS
 If you’re wondering what exactly net neutrality is and how it will affect your monthly bill, a quick rundown: Net neutrality refers to the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all digital content equally, whatever it is and wherever it’s hosted. So broadband companies such as AT&T and Comcast can’t provide faster loading of one website over another, and they also can’t charge users more to view certain material—like, say, streaming movies. This is what’s known as the open Internet. This short video from the BBC provides a quick understanding of the issue. (more…)
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