What are the goals of the Green New Deal?

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U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) hold a news conference for their proposed "Green New Deal" to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. February 7, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is wasting no time in making good on her campaign promise to deliver sweeping climate change legislation. She’s teamed up with Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ed Markey to introduce a Green New Deal. It’s an ambitious idea to remake the entire economy (and save the planet).