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Green New Deal is a smart grid hot potato, lays groundwork for growth

As the Democratic Party revels in retaking the House of Representatives, one of the most prominent new politicians, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has become the center of attention for the media – the youngest woman ever to make it to the US Congress. Ocasio-Cortez then went on to lead the charge for the Green New Deal (GND), which could prove a huge boon to those in the smart grid and renewable energy sector. However, Ocasio-Cortez’s fame could prove detrimental. A relative radical in the House, her electoral success has made her incredibly polarizing – for both parties. Nonetheless, the GND plan has won support from Democratic senators, and as such, will soon be voted on. Democrats are wary of it, Republicans label…

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