Renewable Energy Absent from Secretary Perry’s “All Of The Above” Energy Strategy
This week, Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended the Trump administration’s FY18 budget proposal for the Department of Energy (DOE) before both the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations committees. Perry cited the safety and security of nuclear weapons, protecting energy infrastructure from cyberattacks, supporting early-stage research and development, and fulfilling national environmental management commitments as the administration’s top priorities. In the President’s proposed budget, the Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), would see a cut of 69 percent, and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) would essentially be eliminated, with a 93 percent cut. Overall, the proposed budget would reduce total DOE funding by 5.6 percent from FY17, with nuclear weapons and nuclear waste programs receiving big increases, offsetting losses to research, renewable and efficiency programs.
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