NYC: Mayor de Blasio Launches Own Green New Deal, Will Ban Steel and Glass Skyscrapers

ET: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on April 22 announced his own version of the controversial “Green New Deal” that was recently presented to Congress. The progressive plan aims to cut emissions from the city’s high rises and “ban” the classic glass and steel skyscrapers that make up the Big Apple’s skyline.

In an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” de Blasio said they will put “strong mandates” for building owners to save energy, “the first of any major city on the earth” to do so. The radical move came as de Blasio announced a $14 billion attack on global warming, which he claimed would cause a nearly 30 percent additional reduction in emissions by 2030.

“Building owners, you got to clean up your act, you got to retrofit, you got to save energy. If you don’t do it by 2030, there will be serious fines, as high as a million dollars or more for the biggest buildings,” de Blasio said. “And this mandate is going to guarantee that we reduce admissions.”

The city’s government is planning to get all of its energy from renewable sources over the next five years, according to de Blasio. He said the biggest source of emissions in the Big Apple are buildings.

“We are going to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers, which are incredibly inefficient,” he said. “If someone wants to build one of those things, they can take a whole lot of steps to make it energy efficient, but we are not going to allow what we used to see in the past.”

At one point during the interview, de Blasio was asked about his SUV transportation from the Upper East Side at Gracie Mansion, where his home is, to a gym in Brooklyn.

“Let’s make clear, this is just a part of my life,” he said. “I come from that neighborhood in Brooklyn. That’s my home. I go there on a regular basis to stay connected to where I come from and not be in a bubble, that I think for a lot of politicians is a huge problem.”  more here

26 Comments on NYC: Mayor de Blasio Launches Own Green New Deal, Will Ban Steel and Glass Skyscrapers

  1. Honestly I’m tired, literally fatigued, by this sorta thing. I’m tired of my life being interfered with by government. Can’t people see the whole climate change thing is a ruse for socialism and globalism? Part of me desires to resistance collectivism but part of me wants collectivism so we Americans can finally get what we deserve. How we’ve escaped judgement I don’t understand.

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  2. The way New York is going, no one is going to want to build a skyscraper there of any kind, anyway, ‘green’ or not.

    Amazon is moving from Seattle to Bellevue, WA, by the way.

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  3. They could build a skyscraper out of dung in San Francisco and nobody would notice the change in the smell. Surely there’s enough crap lying around in those streets that could be put to use building a giant dunghill skyscraper.

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  4. He would do better with, but never think of, setting goals for energy efficiency and holding prize competitions to encourage innovation and experimentation in buildings. Totalists like DeBlasio are all about the single solution whispered to them in a secret meeting with a donor. They can’t deal with the actual diversity of freedom.

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  5. The Two little Democrat pigs

    Once upon a time, there were three little pigs. One pig built a house of straw while the second pig built his house with sticks. They built their houses very quickly and then sang and danced all day because they were lazy. The third little pig worked hard all day and built his house with bricks.

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  6. Mayor DeBlasio IS a huuuuuge problem.

    Anonymous: “The moron is a genius, i tell you. A genius!”

    I will say it again, and it was an inside joke amongst my close friends in high school, “It’s so crazy, it just might work!”

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  7. AOC is worried about cow farts, how about DeBlasio’s farts? He looks like he is a major farter. Seriously! I would say that this guy is putting out four-times as much farts as my whole family. I can tell just by looking at him. 🙂

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  8. DeBlasio, like New York….Sucks…..big time.

    Perhaps he should take advantage of the situation and build a structure that would rely on a vacuum.

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  9. it’s time to wall up NYC … they’re already feral … it’s not like no one would notice

    Snake Plisskin was not available for comment

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  10. “And this mandate is going to guarantee that we reduce admissions.”

    Of COURSE emissions will be reduced. 90% of the residents and businesses will leave. That’s not a bug, that’s a feature. It’s part of the plan because they scatter like roaches and take their ideology with them.

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  11. We could build mud huts like those degenerate musselmen. But then we would be raping goats within days. And blowing up people for no apparent reason.

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  12. Hey, don’t worry about DeBlasio, he doesn’t fart. All that methane goes to his head. Where do you think all those shitty decisions come from?

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  13. He is BULLSHITTING you all.

    Development has, is and will go on in Manhattan.

    HE is just trying to build a national base THAT is it.

    He is a NYC fleeting minute, doing DAMAGE.

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  14. “And this mandate is going to guarantee that we reduce admissions.” And when it’s proven the mandates did squat on reducing emissions, we can put you in jail for extortion and ruining the economy? I’m in!

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  15. @Irate Nate,
    di Commio won his 2nd term with a little more than 66% of the vote so you can forget the tar and feathers

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