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proposed energy dept. budget would take a hatchet to clean energy programs: report

by:Dolight LED Panel     2019-09-27
According to the draft budget document obtained by The Washington Post, the Trump administration may ask Congress to cut more than 70% of Doe\'s renewable energy and efficiency programs in the next fiscal year.
The proposal, though unlikely to be implemented, will be the latest White House attack on the clean energy industry, again demonstrating President Donald Trump\'s love for fossil fuels rather than wind and solar energy.
The draft includes proposals to cut the energy efficiency and renewable energy office budget from $2.
Between $4 billion and $575 this fiscal year.
2019 reduce 5 million reduce 72%.
The Post quoted people familiar with the matter as saying that, despite opposition from the Department of Energy, the Office of Management and Budget insisted on substantial spending cuts.
Huffington Post has contacted the White House and the Department of Energy for their comments.
As The Post points out, even if Trump submits a draft budget, Congress may resume institutional funding.
The White House requested a similar budget cut last year, but the request was ignored.
The task of EERE is to lead the many efforts of the federal government to support clean energy projects, including projects to modernize the grid and expand the use of LED lights.
The agency says the $12 billion it has invested in these projects has brought more than $230 billion in economic benefits to the United States. S. economy.
Wednesday\'s report sparked strong opposition from environmental groups and lawmakers. Sen.
Maria cantville (D-Wash. )
Senior members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources say solar investment is \"one of the biggest jobs --
The creators of the past decade \", and condemned the proposal.
\"Investment in these key technologies is reducing energy costs for businesses and consumers,\" she said in a statement . \".
\"Now is not the time to cut back on this promising research funding.
Bob Kiff, executive director of green group E2, said the move amounts to an organized effort to reduce \"America\'s fastest innovation and competition\"
Employment growth.
\"President Trump did not even mention a clean energy industry on Tuesday night,\" Keefe said in a statement about the president\'s State of the Union address this week.
\"Now, not only is he ignoring clean energy, it looks like he wants to destroy the future of clean energy.
\"Last week, the White House imposed high tariffs on solar panel imports, which analysts predict will lead to soaring solar prices and push the industry to freeze recruitment.
In recent years, the price of solar panels has dropped sharply, thanks in large part to cheap imported panels, and the solar panel industry has grown at a rate of 17 times that of the United States. S. economy.
In 2016, the industry also created 50 new jobs nationwide.
For all the details of the draft budget, please go to the Washington Post.
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