Press Release

Trump Administration's Groundhog Day Budget: Slashing Clean Energy Again

Jake Thompson, 202-289-2387, jthompson@nrdc.org

Elizabeth Heyd, 202-289-2424, eheyd@nrdc.org

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration reportedly is preparing to send to Congress a proposed FY19 budget seeking massive cuts to renewable energy and energy efficiency programs that save consumers money and create good-paying jobs.

The following is a statement from energy expert Elizabeth Noll at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“It’s no wonder, with Groundhog Day around the corner, that the Trump administration is floating another absurd budget proposal on energy. Instead of leading the charge on the nation’s fastest-growing employment sector—wind and solar power—the administration is rushing to surrender America’s leadership on clean energy. The federal government has long been the No. 1 funder of clean energy innovation in this country.

“A budget proposal like this ignores the benefits these investments spur in communities across the country. That’s not the leadership we need to power our future in cleaner, safer and more prosperous ways. And just like last year, Congress should ignore it.”

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