President Donald Trump has reportedly decided to escalate his war on clean energy, the world’s biggest new source of sustainable high-wage employment.
The White House wants to cut the Energy Department’s $2 billion Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) program by a whopping 72 percent, according to draft budget documents obtained by the Washington Post.
Last year, Trump proposed to cut the EERE budget by 66 percent, but any cuts were thwarted by the inability of the Republican-led Congress to pass a budget. The U.S. government has been funded by continuing resolutions that freeze spending at existing levels.
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Author: Joe Romm