Bernie Sanders's Green New Deal proposal isn't just the boldest proposal to save the planet that any candidate has made yet. It also includes the United States moving to 100 percent public ownership of our power grid.
Johanna Bozuwa is a research associate at the Democracy Collaborative where she primarily focuses on transitioning away from the extractive, fossil-fuel economy and building towards resilient and equitable communities based on energy democracy.
The Green New Deal won't get far if it's left hostage to the whims of private finance. We need to set up public banks and democratize the Federal Reserve.