Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday that Americans need to embrace green energy and the Green New Deal because it will save them money.
“It’s time to save American taxpayers money and get jobs for Americans who right now are suffering because of the mismanagement of COVID-19,” Garcetti told “MSBNC Live.”
“In fact, about 1 out of 4 jobs we’ve created here in Los Angeles have been by investing in a Green New Deal that puts forward a new energy economy, electrifying our transportation, making our buildings more efficient,” Garcetti continued, adding that by making a building more energy efficient, “it’s actually cheaper for the landlords and for the tenants.” (RELATED: Los Angeles Mayor Will Cut Off Power, Water To ‘Non-Essential’Businesses That Defy Orders To Close)
The mayor also noted that electric buses “run on an energy that costs less to the rider and to the system.”
Critics have attacked the Democratic Party’s Green New Deal as both unrealistic and expensive for taxpayers, with the American Action Forum predicting the plan could cost $93 trillion over a decade and every taxpayer $65,000 a year.
Garcetti also said that solar energy was a panacea of