Trump’s Renewable Energy Budget Cuts

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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?


[i] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook: Fastest Growing Occupations 2016-26. Jan 30, 2018.

[ii] White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels. Feb. 1st. 2018.

[iii] Energy.Gov. About the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

[iv] Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money. Aug. 18th. 2017.

[v] Fact Sheet – Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2017). Feb. 15th. 2017.

[vi] Ibid.

[vii] Energy.Gov. Department of Energy FY 2017 Congressional Budget Request. Feb. 2016.

[viii] Trump once again seeks to slash funding for clean energy in 2019 budget. Jan. 31. 2018.

[ix] Ibid.



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