Trump Escalates War On Renewable Energy, Slashes DOE Budget By 70%
By Common Dreams. Published 3-9-2019
Trump Escalates War On Renewables, Slashes DOE Budget By 70% (Photo: Energy Watch Group/Lappeenranta University of Technology)
A senior Trump administration official has told Bloomberg News that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy would see its $2.3 billion budget slashed by about 70 percent, to $700 million, under President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget request, which will be released on Monday.
Trump, who rejects the overwhelming scientific consensus regarding the climate crisis, has repeatedly vowed to zero out federal spending on clean energy research and development (R&D). Trump proposed similarly dramatic cuts to EERE’s budget in both his fiscal year 2018 and fiscal year 2019 proposals. Continue reading