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How the Green New Deal Almost Went Nuclear on Its First Day

  • Dispute over carbon-free power source stokes discord on left
  • Moniz says plan’s key carbon emission goal can’t be achieved
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The Economic Impact of the 'Green New Deal'
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As Democrats unveiled their ambitious Green New Deal to fight climate change on Thursday, a controversy erupted over the role of nuclear power that threatened to undermine the whole effort.

A fact sheet distributed by the office of progressive newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic representative from New York, said there was no room in the nation’s all renewable-energy future for nuclear plants.