Large-scale investment in renewables
Renewable energy sources are fundamental to the Green New Deal. Large-scale investment in renewables will be essential to the decarbonisation of electricity generation, buildings, industry and transport. Renewables produce no GHG emissions during operation and provide opportunities for good green jobs. They also greatly increase energy autonomy by allowing for decentralised, community- based energy production. Renewables have a much lower environmental impact than fossil fuel based power. Recent years have seen the costs of renewables plummet, falling below new fossil fuel or nuclear power plants.