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Trump Wants to Cut Funding for Clean Energy Research In Half

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'Climate change is expected to drive demand for clean energy in the decades ahead, giving an edge to countries that invest in the manufacture and export of low-carbon technologies. Despite this, Trump is pushing to slash spending on clean energy research, even as America’s chief economic rivals aim to double public funding for the same. Experts say, the president is threatening to undermine U.S. competitiveness. Technological advances have helped drive down the cost of wind, solar and other advanced energy technologies, boosting sales and creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in the US.  Much of that innovation has been fueled by federal funding. Importantly, while the president’s budget is significant as a statement of the administration’s priorities, it is unlikely to pass. Lawmakers, largely support funding for clean energy research. “They believe it works!”

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