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Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:01 PM

White House seeks 72% cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration's preference...

Source: The Washington Post




White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels

By Chris Mooney and Steven Mufson January 31 at 3:49 PM Email the author
The Trump administration is poised to ask Congress for deep budget cuts in the Energy Department’s renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, slashing them by 72 percent overall in fiscal 2019, according to draft budget documents obtained by The Washington Post.

Many of the sharp cuts would likely be restored by Congress, but President Trump’s budget due out in February will mark a starting point for negotiations and offer a statement of intent and policy priorities.

The document underscores the administration’s continued focus on the exploitation of fossil fuel resources — or as Trump put it in his State of the Union address, “beautiful clean coal” — over newer renewable technologies seen as a central solution to the problem of climate change.

The Energy Department had asked the White House for more modest spending reductions for the renewable and efficiency programs, but people familiar with the process, who asked for anonymity to share unfinished budget information, said that the Office of Management and Budget insisted on the deeper cuts.

Read more: 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

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DonViejo Jan 2018 OP
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:03 PM

1. Humpty Dumpty is taking this nation backwards, not forward. What a shithole.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:09 PM

2. Too late. Clean energy is already cheaper than dirty energy.

The market will rule, even if the Koch Bros don't want it to.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:35 PM

3. Coal miners

Are the next group of assholes that will be put on my personal shit list, along with right wing xtians, Nazis and the KKK!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 06:28 PM

4. Backwards old fool.

The rest of the world moves on, and here we are, the whole damn country, stuck with our outdated 18th century fuel, Why, because the fossil fuel industry was able to bribe enough Republican politicians to tip the balance to serve the demands of the rich and greedy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 06:35 PM

5. Next, Trump to cut funding for the automotive industry in favor of the horse and buggy industry.

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