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Trump Budget Breakdown: The Clean Energy Economy and American Innovation

Author(s): Bryce Golden-Chen
Project Manager, EDF+Business
Environmental Defense Fund
Date: June 13, 2017 at 2:15 PM

The Trump administration recently released its full federal budget proposal, which could slash funding for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), related offices and programs, and damage a future clean energy economy. EERE has been at the forefront of supporting successful public-private partnerships and innovative, clean energy entrepreneurs. Funding that nurtures new businesses without requiring their owners to give up any stake in their companies can be make-or-break for the early-stage startups that drive innovation. When government, well-positioned to make this kind of unique investment, puts forth taxpayer dollars, it encourages the private sector to buy-in… [more]

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