Bill de Blasio, says Green New Deal ban ‘inefficient’ skyscrapers of steel and glass

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New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said, NBC, Chuck Todd, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was wrong on the understanding of the Amazon deal.

If the Big Apple to the Green Apple, it ban the steel-and-glass towers, the shape of its signature skyline, according to mayor Bill de Blasio.

De Blasio, speaking on MSNBC the “Morning Joe”, said that the city’s most iconic structures – the great skyscrapers seen from miles away – are the “largest source of emissions” in New York City. The drastic change, and a transition to solely renewable energy within five years, the embrace is necessary for Gotham, the Green New Deal, de Blasio said.

“We set clear, strong mandates,” to reduce emissions, he said, warning property owners face fines for massive money, unless the building to be retrofitted.


“The first of every major city on earth, say the builders,” you have to retrofit to clean up their act, you have to get, you have to save energy,” he says. “If you don’t do it until the year 2030 severe penalties as high as $1 million or more for the largest building.”

He continued: “We are going to ban the classic high-rises of glass and steel, which are incredibly inefficient. If someone wants to build one of these things, you will have a whole lot of steps not to allow it to be more energy efficient, but we are what we are used to see in the past.

De Blasio said, private developers will be required to slash their emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

In the same interview that he and campaigned for renewable energy and the reduction of emissions, de Blasio also defended his use of a gas-guzzling SUV for his daily 11-mile trip from Gracie Mansion to his Brooklyn gym.

“Let’s make it clear, this is only a part of my life,” he said. “I’m from this neighborhood in Brooklyn. This is my home. I’m going to stay there on a regular basis connected to where I come from, and not in a bubble, I think, for many politicians is a big problem.”

The Green New Deal is inextricably linked with a fellow New Yorker, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Washington, is a radical measure that called for a massive overhaul of the nation’s economy and energy use to reduce emissions.

The business calls to shift the U.S. away from fossil fuels such as oil and coal, and replace them with renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy. It also calls for the virtual elimination of greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming by 2030.

It is estimated that costs up to $93 billion, or US $600,000 per household, according to studies.

Republicans railed against the proposal, saying it would devastate increases the economy and trigger massive tax. A test-vote on the proposal failed recently in the Senate to begin with no senator voting, the debate on the legislation.


Later Monday, the imagine on the day of the earth – with de Blasio at a press conference, his $ 14 billion plan, called “OneNYC 2050: building a Strong and Equitable city.”

He called it a new comprehensive plan for the “preparation of our city for the future.”

“Every day we wait is a day our planet is closer to the point-of-no-return. New York City ‘ s Green New Deal meets that reality head on,” he said. “We confront the same interests, the climate crisis and deepen the inequality. There is no time to waste. We take action now, before it is too late.”

Under his Green New Deal, de Blasio said the city is committing to climate neutrality by 2050, and 100 percent clean energy, including hydropower.

Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.

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