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Study: Green New Deal Costs 'More Than They Can Afford'

(Fox News' "The Daily Briefing")

By    |   Wednesday, 31 July 2019 07:32 PM

Radically transforming energy consumption under the Green New Deal would cost American families "more than they can afford," the head of a group that conducted a new study said Wednesday.

In an interview on Fox News' "The Daily Briefing," Power the Future founder David Turner dismissed criticism of the GOP for not having a plan to battle climate change, assering "up until now, it has been nothing but scare tactics and lies. I'm gonna push back against it."

He explained the study released Tuesday by his organization, which is critical of climate change predictions, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute, "we looked at the pricing of things like getting rid of fossil fuels by 2030."

"When you talk about things in the Green New Deal like eliminating airplanes, the combustion engine, what does that mean for your average American family, for your average household? We determined that it is $70,000 in the first new year and $60,000 in perpetuity becomes expensive."

"It would cost them more than they can afford," he declared.

The study looked at a wide swath of data to estimate how transforming the energy sector would affect the average household in five representative states: Alaska, Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania.

"This is a conservative estimate," Turner said. "I think the numbers are going to be quite higher. Look at what people have in terms of a combustion engine. If you are from Queens [in New York City], like [New Green Deal author Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.], she thinks it is a car.

"If you're from rural America, a combustion engine is farm equipment, an ATV, an airplane, or boat. How do you get goods and services around your community when you eliminate a combustion engine?"

He also defended the study's data.

"You can read all the methodology online and see. We're using general information. How many cars exist in the state of Alaska? X. Great. If we have to turn every one of them into an electric vehicle, because this is what the Green New Deal mandates, what is that going to cost? That is just math."

"I wonder why AOC is never forced to explain how we get rid of fossil fuels by 2030. When you ask her that question, she attacks you," he added.

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The head of a group that conducted a new study said Wednesday radically transforming energy consumption under the Green New Deal would cost American families "more than they can afford."
green new deal, fossil fuels, combustion engine, aoc, alexandria ocasio-cortez
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 07:32 PM
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