President Donald Trump has called for a 72% cut in renewable and energy efficiency spending, which would seriously hinder the U.S.’s ability to keep up with cutting-edge energy technology. Will Congress approve this plan? SOURCES: [i] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook: Fastest Growing Occupations 2016-26. Jan 30, 2018. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm [ii] WashingtonPost.com. White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels. Feb. 1st. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/white-house-seeks-72-percent-cut-to-clean-energy-research-underscoring-administrations-preference-for-fossil-fuelsv/2018/01/31/c2c69350-05f3-11e8-b48c-b07fea957bd5_story.html?utm_term=.d34df9ac0b77 [iii] Energy.Gov. About the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. https://energy.gov/eere/about-office-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy [iv] VOX.com. Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money. Aug. [More]
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Burlington, Vermont recently became the first city in the United States to use 100 percent renewable energy for its residents’ electricity needs. Renewables often come at a premium but in Burlington electricity rates haven’t increased in years. CGTN’s Karina Huber has more. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile Watch Live Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America: Twitter: @cgtnamerica Facebook: @cgtnamerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CGTN «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz – Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) – Channel 273 • FIOS – Channel 277 New York City • Time Warner – [More]