New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D.) warned President Donald Trump will win in 2020 unless Democrats are “bold” and “progressive” by embracing ideas such as the Green New Deal, the details of which includes banning “classic” skyscrapers for being environmentally inefficient.
De Blasio told Morning Joe New York City had its “own Green New Deal” with three basic ideas, which included banning glass and steel skyscrapers, getting energy from renewable sources in the next five years, and demanding all existing building owners retrofit their properties or face seven-figure fines.
“We’re putting clear, strong mandates, the first of any major city on the earth to say to building owners, you’ve got to clean up your act, you’ve got to retrofit … If you don’t do it by 2030, there’s serious fines, as high as $1 million or more for the biggest buildings,” de Blasio said. “This mandate is going to guarantee that we reduce emissions. We’re going to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers, which are incredibly inefficient. If someone wants to build one of those things, they can take a whole lot of steps to make it energy efficient, but we’re not going to allow what we used to see in the past.”