Trump’s Renewable Energy Budget Cuts

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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21 Responses to Trump’s Renewable Energy Budget Cuts

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  3. Matheus Vieira says:

    Me ajudou muito a entender melhor sobre energias renováveis! Muito obrigado!

  4. James Henry Smith says:

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  5. Kenz300 x says:

    Battery storage is a game changer making wind and solar base line power.
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  6. Kenz300 x says:

    Walking, bicycles, mass transit and electric vehicles are all part of making cities livable and sustainable.
    No emission travel and great exercise.  Here is a terrific video on urban planning and bicycle travel. Anyone that hopes to increase the quality of life in cities should view it. It would be interesting to do a series on urban planning and the changes that technology, electric and autonomous vehicles will bring.

  7. Russell Kenny says:

    Thank you. Has anyone voiced the matter that the output per turbine is such that it takes billions of them to produce an amount of energy that is significant, e.g. 50% of USA national need? How can that output per turbine Exponentially increase to 10,000/ 100,000, 1 million, 1 billion Times where it is today along with storage increases?

  8. Bob Armstrong says:

    Determinedly stupid liar . Just long as she raises her own capital and NO government force .

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  13. bnatbox says:

    It is affordable, but energy storage is not yet reached its maximum potential

  14. Max Green says:

    Some claim wind and solar are cheaper than coal. Sorry, but that's simply not true, because it doesn't include the cost of storage. Quiet evenings have no wind or solar, and winter cuts solar dramatically for months of the year. The reality is renewables would BANKRUPT any nation that tried to go 100% wind and solar because the storage costs are vastly too expensive.
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  15. Net Neutrality says:

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  16. raileanulucian says:

    References should be a normal thing these days when making such claims.

  17. M Zed says:

    I love these videos, informative, clear, enthusiastic and well kind. Planning on doing public speaking on climate change and EV's when I retire soon. I think the fact that clean infinite energy is cheaper and everywhere is a key place to start. You rock.

  18. Southeast Green says:

    You just rocked this and we love the whole cat thing. The other thing people don't know about birds is that airports hire people to drive around on runways to shoot birds. No outrage on that! My friend's daughter came up with a brilliant solution to the bird windmill challenge when she was 12. Attach sonar boxes on the turbines that keep birds and bats away. Finally, just drove through those wind mill fields on vacation. Put it on the bucket list. They are AMAZING. To get the full experience drive them during the day and the night.

  19. David Simmons says:

    Thanks for another good video. Sometimes I wish you'd post references for some of your statistics. For instance, what is the source of all the numbers on different kinds of bird kills? As one who lives near Lake Erie, a great migratory bird fly way, there is local resistance to wind turbines.

  20. Beery Yaakov says:

    Great stuff. You should have way more views.

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