Senate Opposes Trump On Clean Energy, Wants $4B Budget Increase

By Jon LeSage The U.S. Senate has taken a surprising move: a bipartisan stance supporting clean energy.
That was in direct opposition to the Trump administration’s campaign to gut the Department of Energy in the 2018 fiscal year budget. The Senate Committee on Appropriations reversed course and actually proposed a $4 billion increase over fiscal year 2017 for a total of $38.4 billion.
The Brookings Institute think tank last week issued a report, as covered in Green Car Reports, on how the committee voted 38-1 to support more funding for renewable energy and for energy-efficient technologies. Senators see the federal government playing a critical role

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