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id
character
textyesTextyesEffects
yesBudget
noTextnoEffects
noBudget
active
congress
tagsnotes
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pma
energy
For a swift transition to renewables we need to create a new agency, a Power Marketing Administration.Let's do it!
delay pma_solar soon,delay pma_wind soon,delay pma_geo short,delay public_utilities mid,delay pma_grid short,disable ban_fossils
-8
Market solutions only
taxes+3early_game
3
energy_subsidies
energy
Well, then could just increase subsidies for renewables.Subsidize!
emissions-4,growth+5,workers+3,delay job_loss_coal mid,delay storage_research mid,delay job_transition_intro soon
-20
No market distortions please
taxes+3FALSE
4
pma_solar
energy
Let's invest in big solar power plants. We've got plenty of desert in the States.Go sun!
emissions-4,environment+4,growth+2,workers+2,delay job_loss_coal mid,delay storage_research mid,delay job_transition_intro soon,delay pma_solar_problems soon,chain solar_farm
-20
But what if it's cloudy?
FALSE3
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/challenges-for-desert-solar-power/
5
solar_farmruralFarmers' got heaps of land. With a lil help we can grow energy alongside crops.Take a subsidy
emissions-2,tradition+3,environment+2
-8Focus on foodFALSE
6
pma_solar_problems
energy
The desert solar plants have a little problem with... dust. We need to hire more cleaners.
Good, more jobs
workers+3-4
Dust? I don't believe it
emissions+2FALSE
7
pma_wind
energy
Turbines, turbines everywhere. The wind generation potential is nine times our energy demand.
Go with the wind!
emissions-5,environment+5,growth+3,delay job_loss_oil mid,delay storage_research mid,delay job_transition_intro soon,delay wind_birds soon
-30
Wind is unreliable
FALSE3
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_the_United_States#Wind_generation_potential
8
wind_birds
environment
Wind turbines are literally killing all the birds. I read it on the Internet.
Fund bird sanctuaries!
-2
That is propaganda
environment-2FALSE
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/15/wind-turbines-kill-fewer-birds-than-cell-towers-cats/15683843/
9
pma_geo
energy
Geothermal energy. Less iconic and competitive than other renewables, still pretty clean.
Wowsers Geysers
emissions-2,environment+2,growth+1
-8
Gimme more iconic stuff
FALSE
https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/2012/08/31/u-s-geothermal-energy-potential-is-heating-up/#gref http://css.umich.edu/factsheets/us-renewable-energy-factsheet
10
public_utilitiesunionThe energy created with taxpayer money had better be sold to municipal and worker-owned utilities.
Power to the workers
workers+5,equality+2,growth-3
Greed is a necessary evil
growth+35FALSE
https://berniesanders.com/issues/green-new-deal/
11
pma_grid
energy
Renewable energy sources are intermittent. We need to invest in energy storage.Let's invest-15What a scamemissions+5FALSE
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/8/9/20767886/renewable-energy-storage-cost-electricity
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storage_research
energy
Energy storage needs to be much cheaper in order to make renewables reliable.
Research & Develop
-4Unnecessaryemissions+3FALSE
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/8/9/20767886/renewable-energy-storage-cost-electricity
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solar_rooftechIntroducing: The Solar Roof. It looks like a normal roof but it produces energy!Develop it!
environment+2,growth+2,delay solar_roof_fiasco mid
-5Too fancy
https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/25/20932831/tesla-new-solar-glass-roof-elon-musk-version-three
14
solar_roof_fiasco
energy
So the Solar Roof idea turned out to be impractical but hey, people love the concept.
environment+2
environment+2FALSE
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/5-reasons-to-not-get-too-excited-about-teslas-new-solar-roof
15
smart_grid
energy
I hate smart gadgets but we need a smart grid to increase efficiency and adapt to renewables.Very smart
emissions-2,growth+2,workers+2,delay charging_stations soon
-20Very expensiveemissions+53
https://www.smartgrid.gov/the_smart_grid/smart_grid.html
16
weatherization
energy
We can cut 30% of residential energy consuption by weatherizing all homes, can you believe it?
I want to believe
chain weatherization2,delay job_loss_frack mid,delay job_transition_intro short
-25No I can't3
https://berniesanders.com/issues/green-new-deal/
17
weatherization2
energy
Great! We will give away grants to retrofit leaky buildings. They will prioritize...Older houses
emissions-6,environment+3
Low income families
emissions-3,workers+2,rights+2
FALSE
https://berniesanders.com/issues/green-new-deal/
18
charging_stations
lobbyYou'd better include charging stations for electric vehicles in your smart grid overhaul.It's on me
environment+2,growth+3
-10You pay for itgrowth-3FALSE
https://berniesanders.com/issues/green-new-deal/
19
ev_grantslobbyConsumers won't buy those wimpy electric cars unless you give them substantial grants.Sad but true
emissions-4,growth+3,workers+3,chain ev_union
-15
Wealthy liberals will
emissions-2
https://berniesanders.com/issues/green-new-deal/
20
ev_unionunionBuddy, the electric vehicles grants must be limited to cars made in the United States.Bring back jobsworkers+4
No protectionism
internationalism+2,growth+3
FALSE
21
electric_buses
transportation
Our handsome buses run on diesel. They'd be much more attractive if they were electric.
Transition transits
environment+3,emissions-4
-18
Buses are not the problem
https://berniesanders.com/issues/green-new-deal/
22
coal_close
environment
Honey, coal power plants are the WORST. Why do we even keep them alive?
Close them now!
emissions-5,workers-5,environment+5,growth-5,capitalStrike+1
Slow phase out
emissions-1,workers-2,environment+2,growth-2
23
ban_fossils
environment
We TOTALLY need to keep fossil fuels in the ground: ban fracking, ban offshore drilling.Ban and Ban
workers-5,growth-5,emissions-5,environment+5,delay job_loss_frack soon,delay job_loss_oil soon,disable job_transition_intro,delay oil_import soon,capitalStrike+1
No, it has to be gradual
delay pma soon
This is the brutal way with side effects
24
oil_import
energy
Well, your sudden ban on fracking and drilling has skyrocketed crude oil imports. Back to square one.We'll manageemissions+4-4
Ban oil imports!
growth-5,workers-5,internationalism-3,chain oil_crisis,capitalStrike+1
-20FALSE
25
oil_crisisfoxWELCOME TO THE SOVIET STATES OF AMERICA: RIOTS OVER GAS PRICES, RECESSION, STRIKES
workers-5,rights-5,growth-5
-30FALSE
26
solar_residential1
energy
Here's a plan: we increase subsidies for residential solar panels...Approved
emissions-3,environment+3,chain solar_residential2
-10
Enough with subsidies
27
solar_residential2
energy
...then we allow people to sell the excess energy with smart meters...Approved
equality+2,workers+3,growth-5,chain solar_residential3
BizantineFALSE
https://solar-to-the-people.com/solar-net-metering-selling-excess-solar-power/
28
solar_residential3
union...and the solar panels are made in the USA. I don't care if the Chinese ones are cheaper.Approvedworkers+3I disapprove
internationalism+3,growth+3
FALSE
29
carbon_sequastration
lobbyAll that carbon in the air breaks my heart. You have incentivize carbon sequestration with tax credits.Capture it
emissions-2,growth+3,taxes+3
-6
Not my revenues!
https://www.wri.org/blog/2019/10/insider-guiding-implementation-carbon-capture-tax-credits-responses-irs-request
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geoengineeringtechWe are developing a series of visionary solutions to global warming. Do you want to hear our pitches?
I'm open to anything
chain geo1, delay geo2 short, delay geo3 mid
Not interested
https://www.carbonbrief.org/explainer-six-ideas-to-limit-global-warming-with-solar-geoengineering
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geo1techPitch: We cool the Earth by spraying aerosols into the stratosphere. Same as a couple of big volcanoes.Sure why not?
emissions-3,environment-4,growth+3,chain geo1_jac,delay geo1_un short,delay geo1_precipitations mid
-3InsaneFALSE
32
geo1_jac
jacobin
Geoengineering Can Buy Us Some Years But It Won't Fix CapitalismFALSE
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/08/by-any-means-necessary
33
geo1_ununYour stratospheric aerosol injection violates uhhh... every international treaty and convention?
My plan is foiled!
emissions+3
Welcome to the anthropocene!
internationalism-5
FALSE
34
geo1_precipitations
environment
WTF, precipitations patterns are changing. I think it's the stuff you put in the stratosphere.
Stop the aereosols
emissions+2
We'll never know
FALSE
https://www.climatecentral.org/news/geoengineering-could-cut-global-rainfall-study-finds-16699
35
geo2techPitch: we spray saltwater into the clouds above the sea so they reflect more light. Coral reef saved.
Brighten the clouds
emissions-3,environment-5,growth+2,chain geo2_nyt,delay geo2_un soon
-8Too riskyFALSE
36
geo2_nytnytSaving the Planet One Cloud at a Time. Geoengineering Makes Radical Change Obsolete.FALSE
37
geo2_ununYour artificial clouds are cute, but have you considered ACTUALLY reducing your emissions?
Fine, kill the clouds
emissions+3
You are not the boss of me!
internationalism-3
FALSE
38
geo3techPitch: A giant mirror in space aka the final solution for Global Warming. Take that, Sun!
Launch the program
environment-5,growth+5,internationalism-5,delay geo3_mil short,delay geo3_followup mid
-40Too scaryFALSE
39
geo3_mil
military
We are very interested in the space mirror program. We want to be involved.
SPACE! MIRROR!
security+35
It's not a weapon!
FALSE
40
geo3_followuptechTurns out the space mirror is technically unviable. But it has been an inspiring journey.IndeedYou are fired!fire techFALSE
41
greenhouse_reg
environment
CO2 sucks but methane, like: mega sucks. Baby, let's regulate the hell out of greenhouse gas emitters.
Unleash the regulations
growth-5,environment+3,emissions-4,capitalStrike+1
-3
But the economy
growth+3
https://berniesanders.com/issues/green-new-deal/
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nuclearlobbyAdmit it: if you want to get rid of fossil fuels you have to compensate with nuclear. Subsidize now.Fine
environment-4,growth+5,emissions-5,delay nuclear2 mid
-30Never
43
trash_incinerators
lobbyHere's a green solution: burn trash to make energy. Trash is the most renewable source.I feel the burn
growth+4,environment+1
-5Ewww
https://ilsr.org/waste-incineration-renewable-energy/
44
nuclear2
energy
Remember the new nuclear plants you sponsored? They are going overbudget. Classic nuclear.Worth itgrowth+2-20
Stop the construction
emissions+5,environment+5,growth-5
FALSE
https://www.google.com/search?q=nuclear+plants+overbudget&oq=nuclear+plants+overbudget&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.7598j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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job_transition_intro
job_transition
Your Green New Deal is killing legacy industries. Let's make sure workers aren't screwed over as usual.I'm listening
delay job_transition4 soon,chain job_transition1,delay job_transition2 short,delay job_transition3 short,delay job_transition4 short,delay job_transition5 mid
I don't help polluters
FALSE
46
job_transition1
job_transition
For starters, give laid off fossil fuel workers five years of their former salary.Fair
workers+5,disable job_loss_frack
-15That is a lotFALSE
https://berniesanders.com/issues/green-new-deal/
47
job_transition2
job_transition
Enough with vague retraining BS. If obsolete workers want to retrain, offer them free college education.Done
workers+5,services+1,disable job_loss_oil
-10Not fairFALSE
48
job_transition3
job_transition
Give legacy workers housing assistance. Some jobs just ain't coming back. Folks may have to move.Housing for all
workers+4,rights+1
-6No, get in lineFALSE
49
job_transition4
job_transition
Here's an easy one: fossil fuel workers get priority job placement in Green New Deal projects.Easyworkers+3UnfairFALSE
50
job_transition5
job_transition
Old miners ain't gonna learn to code. Offer them a generous early retirement.They deserve it
workers+5,disable job_loss_coal
-10
Their employers should
FALSE
51
job_loss_frackunionThe fracking industry collapsed. Damn it, those were well paid jobs.
workers-5,growth-5
-5FALSE
52
job_loss_oillobbyYour subsidied renewables made offshore oil drilling unprofitable. Here's some mass layoffs for you.
workers-5,growth-5
-8FALSE
53
job_loss_coalfoxTHE WAR ON COAL IS REAL. THE GREEN NEW DEAL KEEPS DESTROYING JOBS.
workers-5,growth-3
-5FALSE
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/daniel-turner-affordable-clean-energy-war-on-coal-trump-pelosi
54
learn2codetechThere is a lot of buzz around a startup that can teach former miners to code. Blam! Instant middle class.Teach them
workers+3,rights+1,delay nyt_miner soon
-5
Too many programmers
55
nyt_minernytProfile: He Was A Coal Miner, He Learned to Code, But Tech Jobs Aren't Coming to AppalachiaFALSE
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/us/mined-minds-west-virginia-coding.html
56
plastic
environment
China stopped "recycling" our plastic. We need to develop sustainable plastic alternatives, like: yesterday.
Research fantastic plastic
environment+5
-5
No, keep "recycling"
https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/4/2/18290956/recycling-crisis-china-plastic-operation-national-sword
57
carbon_tax
treasury
A Carbon Tax is a beautiful way to make polluters pay and incentivize a transition. I love it.I love it too
taxes-5,growth-5,environment+5,emissions-5,capitalStrike+1
30
No, too technocratic
4revenues
58
oil_subsidies
environment
OMG we are still subsidizing oil exploration. Isn't it sooo twentieth century?
Stop the subsidies
growth-3,environment+3,emissions-3
5We still need oilrevenues
59
pollution_fines
environment
Why do bad guys ALWAYS get away with it? Raise the penalties for polluters and pipeline leaks NOW.Raise the fines
growth-3,activate spill_fine
They have good lawyers
activate spill_no_fine
60
spill_fine
attorney
The pipeline spill was a disaster but we were able to hit them with serious fines.
environment+2
8FALSE
61
spill_no_fine
attorney
The pipeline spill was a disaster and the polluters got only a slap on their wrist. Weak regulations, sigh.FALSE
62
paris
environment
What if we re-joined the Paris Climate Agreement? It's not for real real, but it's a nice gesture.
Paris, we are back
environment+4,internationalism+4
Humbug
63
public_transit
transportation
Make public transportation sexy! With a major investment we can fix and expand our sad infrastructure.Invest
services+3,environment+3,emissions-3,disable car_sj
-25
Car culture is our culture
3
64
ubertechThe sharing economy, man... We can reduce car use by letting Uber do their thing.Disrupt
growth+4,workers-2
Regulate
workers+4,growth-2
https://www.npr.org/2018/08/01/634506179/ride-hailing-services-add-to-traffic-congestion-study-says
65
high_speed
transportation
Let's go full Euro on trains. We nationalize the railways and build a regional high speed network.Full Euro
emissions-5,growth+3,environment+4
-35Too ambitious3
66
bullet_trains
transportation
Picture bullet trains zooming across our Great Plains. Railroads created America, they can revive it now!I can picture
emissions-4,growth+4,environment+5,workers+3
-30
Planes are better
3
67
highways
transportation
Our glorious highways are crumbling! We have to invest in roads, bridges, motorways!
Fix every pothole
emissions+4,growth+5,workers+4,environment-2
-25But I hate cars!
68
decarbonize_industry
lobbyDecarbonizing industries is tragically unprofitable. We need a carrot.Here's a carrot
emissions-4,environment+2
-10
I only have sticks for you
growth-2
69
pollution_fee
treasury
Let's put pressure on our trading partners: a fee on imported goods that we deem pollution-intensive.I like that
emissions-3,environment+3,growth-3,internationalism-4
8
Sounds protectionist
revenues
https://berniesanders.com/issues/green-new-deal/
70
victory_gardens
environment
I was reading about Victory Gardens and I was like: let's grow produce in the lawns of Suburbia!
Let's promote that
emissions-2,environment+2
-5
Lawns are untouchable
https://berniesanders.com/issues/green-new-deal/
71
superfund
environment
Ew there are so many superfund sites in this country. We HAVE to clean them up or I will literally DIE.Clean them up!
environment+4,tradition+2
-6
They are sacrifice zones
72
clean_water
environment
Can you believe some cities still have lead in drinking water? I'll have a new Clean Water Act please.Acting now
environment+2,workers+2,rights+3
-8Overblown
73
take_back
environment
Manufacturers are making recycling SO painful. Hit them with a Take Back program and they'll behave.Good idea
environment+3,growth-4,emissions-2
They never will3
74
trees
environment
It sounds cheesy but planting trees TOTALLY helps the environment. So let's......plant trees!
environment+4,emissions-3,workers+3
-9
...not be cheesy
75
disaster_relief
environment
I'm SO depressed, no matter what we do, we'll have to deal with climate disasters. Maybe we can...
...do something?
chain disaster_relief2
...despair?
delay disaster_unprepared mid
76
disaster_relief2
environment
Increase funding for firefighters? Coastal resiliency? Hazard mitigation grants?All of the above
environment+2,services+1,workers+2,delay disaster_prepared mid
-10It won't work
delay disaster_unprepared mid
FALSE
77
disaster_prepared
nytHurricane Wilhelmina Claims No Victims. A Tale of Preparadness.FALSE
78
disaster_unprepared
foxHURRICANE WILHEMINA'S TOLL IN THE THOUSANDS. A PUNISHMENT FROM GOD?
workers-3,rights-3,security-3,environment-4,chain disaster_capitalism
-15FALSE
79
disaster_capitalism
lobbyWilhelmina was a terrible disaster but every crisis is an opportunity. Let the private sector handle this.Thank you
rights-4,growth+4,equality-3
NeverFALSE
80
national_parks
environment
National parks are basically the ONLY thing every American likes. Shall we bump their funding?Bumping
tradition+1,growth+1,environment+1,workers+1,services+1
-7Not necessary
81
divest1lobbyMany organizations are divesting from fossil fuels. You have stop this bullying!
I'll tweet about it
growth+1
Actually, I'll join them
chain divest2
82
divest2
treasury
Let me see... we could divest federal pensions and pressure public universities to do the same.Divest!
growth-4,environment+2,emissions-2,capitalStrike+1
I was jokingFALSE
83
rural_introruralRural America has been neglected by the Democrats but there is a lot we can do there. Let me help ya.Join the team
delay rural1 soon,chain rural2,delay rural3 short,delay rural4 short,delay rural5 mid,delay rural6 mid,delay rural7 mid
It's a lost causemid_game
https://berniesanders.com/issues/revitalizing-rural-america/
84
rural1ruralY'all gotta support organic farming. Make it real and cheap, not just an uppity brand.Preach
emissions-3,tradition+3,rights+2
-9
Hold yerr horses
FALSE
85
rural2ruralFarming's gotten a "get big or get out" deal. Bust the monopolies and we'll all be merry.Break them up
tradition+4,growth-5,equality+3,capitalStrike+1
Hell nawFALSE
86
rural3ruralDarn Monsanto controls nearabout all seeds. Yall have to reform patents 'cus this ain't workin' for us.Reform!
growth-4,tradition+2,equality+2
Actually, it's Bayer now
FALSE
87
rural4ruralNow farmers can't even fix their own tractors without breaking law. Plain greed if you ask me.Right to Repair!
tradition+2,growth-3
It's intellectual property
FALSE
https://www.wired.com/story/john-deere-farmers-right-to-repair/
88
rural5ruralI'm no fan of inspections but Donald Skunk has lowered food standards and screwed up honest folks.
Raise the standards
tradition+1,rights+3,growth-1
Simmer downFALSE
89
rural6ruralAll that fake plant-based meat is damaging the cattle industry. Ban it for good.Ban it!
environmentalism-3,tradition+3,emissions+4
No, it's sustainable
FALSE
90
rural7ruralCompanies can import meat and pass it as American. Trade agreements are all messed up.Enforce labels
rights+2,tradition+2,internationalism-4
Meat is meatFALSE
91
lab_meattechLab-grown meat is the future. Cheap and sustainable. Let's make beef obsolete!I support it
tradition-5,environment+2,emissions-5,rights+1,workers-3
Beef is fine
92
blockchaintechBlockchain!YES!
chain blockchain1
NO!
93
blockchain1techIt's not just about cryptocurrency speculation. You can decentralize the internet with it!Take a grant
equality+1,rights+2,growth-2,taxes+2
-5I don't trust itFALSE
94
corn_subsidiesruralUppity folks are all riled up about corn syrup. That's no good for farmers. You gotta raise the subsidies.
I subsidize everything
emissions+3,tradition+4,services-1
-4
No, they are right
95
hyperlooptechThe future of transport: hypersonic maglev vactrains connecting major urban areas...
I'm hyped. Seed!
growth+2,delay hyperloop2 short
-20Gibberish
96
hyperloop2techThere is a slight budget overrun in the maglev vactrains prototype. Also, it makes passengers barf.I pay
delay hyperloop3 short
-10Pull the plugFALSE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperloop#Criticism_and_human_factor_considerations
97
hyperloop3techRegarding the maglev vactrains: we are pivoting to amusement park rides. No further funding is needed.FALSE
98
personal_responsibility
lobbyA PSA campaign about personal responsibility: "Consumers: YOU can save the planet by recycling!" Great idea
growth+3,environment+3
-1
Not true though
99
cap1
economist
Cap-and-trade: we cap emissions and create a market for offsets and pollution permits. Climate change fixed.
Let's try it
growth+2,environment+1,emissions-3,delay cap2 short,delay cap3 short,delay cap4 short
Too good to be true
messy solution with some drawbacks and correction options https://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-cap-and-trade/ https://grist.org/justice/cap-and-trade-not-so-great-if-you-are-black-or-brown/
100
cap2
environment
TOXIC! Your cap-and-trade scheme is giving polluters free emission permits. At least we could sell them, duh.
Auction themgrowth-18
It's the invisible hand
FALSE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading#Permit_allocation_versus_auctioning
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