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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Headlines:

1. Trump Vows Support for 'Under Siege' Ethanol Amid EPA Delays

2. Appalachian Regional Commission Awards $1.5 Million to Support Biorefinery Center in New York

3. We’ve All Heard The Staggering Statistics About Food Waste. A New Study Says They’re Wrong.

4. Why Biomass Remains a Challenge, Even In Timber-Rich Georgia

5. ExxonMobil and Stephen Hawking Just Agreed to the Same Climate Fix

 

Event: 

20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum

The Expo is open to the public and free for attendees.

The 20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together 40-50 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In every state across the country, these technologies are having a significant impact in business development and job creation in the manufacturing, transmission, power, transportation, and building sectors.

The Expo is being held in cooperation with the bipartisan House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus and the Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus.

 

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