By Jon LeSage The Trump administration has proposed 2018 budget cuts wiping out R&D funding programs that had been tapped into for new electric vehicles, clean fuels, and efficient energy.
The proposal would eliminate the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program (ATMVP) and Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (AARP-E). The Trump administration thinks these funds should be diverted elsewhere in the budget as the private sector is now better positioned to back its own research and commercialize these innovative technologies.
Trump would like to see a $54-billion increase in defense spending that would be offset in cuts to other departments. DoE would see
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