Pouria Bidhendi Talks How Green New Deal Could Benefit America

Pouria Bidhendi

December 15, 2020

Pouria Bidhendi

The prospect of a Green New Deal has drummed up a lot of attention in recent months and became a major topic during the 2020 presidential race. The Green New Deal has garnered a lot of supporters and also a lot of detractors with prominent politicians both supporting and lambasting the deal. Recruiting expert and social activist Pouria Bidhendi (who often goes simply by “Paul”) believes that on the whole, a Green New Deal would benefit the United States.

“Any efforts to implement a Green New Deal will cost a great deal. However, we should think of the Green New Deal as an investment,” Pouria Bidhendi argues. “By investing in the right technologies now, we can improve our long-term competitiveness while also creating a lot of jobs.”

The Green New Deal’s primary aim is to turn the United States into a carbon net-zero country, meaning the US wouldn’t add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Any carbon produced would be offset through planting trees and using other methods to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Pouria Bidhendi is an advocate for addressing global warming but also believes that the Green New Deal carries a lot of benefits outside of climate change.

“Some people get hung up on the climate change aspect. They don’t believe in global warming, and so then why spend all the money on a Green New Deal?” Pouria Bidhendi says. “Yet at the same time, I think the deal will produce a ton of benefits even if you don’t believe in the pressing need to confront climate change.”

Pouria Bidhendi Talks Benefits of Green New Deal for United States

What kind of benefits could the Green New Deal produce for the United States? Pouria Bidhendi and others believe that the deal could reduce energy prices and ease pressure on the national electric grid. Why? Because the Green New Deal would aggressively support local renewable energy.

“Renewable energy could be a major boon for the United States. Right now, much of our energy is produced with oil, which is limited in supply and expensive to refine and transport. With windmills and solar panels, among other technologies, we can produce energy locally,” Pouria Bidhendi points out. “This makes the US less dependent on diminishing natural resource reserves and volatile market prices.”

Another important aspect of the Green New Deal is employment. Switching to a sustainable energy system will require major investments, but Pouria Bidhendi argues that these investments will create a plethora of jobs. With the decline of manufacturing and other industries, a push towards sustainable energy could create a lot of jobs for working and middle-class Americans, among others.

“Jobs are a very important aspect of the Green New Deal that we don’t talk about enough,” Pouria Bidhendi suggests. “We’d create a lot of high paying jobs to design, engineer, and install a sustainable energy grid.”