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Under Trump, energy security is running on empty
"The Trump administration has put forward a budget proposal for fiscal 2018 that would, if enacted, erode U.S. energy security, diminish our competitiveness in the growing global clean energy economy and slow progress in modernizing our domestic energy economy on the path to a low-carbon energy future."
11 brights ideas for Washington
"The most important role the government can play is to maintain the bipartisan commitment to invest in a low-carbon energy future and promote regional innovation. While the rest of the world is doubling down on clean energy innovation investments—both as a solution to environmental and security challenges and to capture market share in the multitrillion-dollar global clean energy economy—the Trump administration’s proposed budget would cut them in half. Congress should stay the course on bipartisan research and development investments that will pay significant dividends to the country in the future. These investments are good for business, jobs, regional economies and the nation’s laboratories and universities."
Trump abdicates US leadership on climate change
"The Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement has just made the question “What do the US, Nicaragua and Syria have in common?” a staple of late night comedy.
But this is serious business. The statement from President Trump that the United States will exit the agreement, combined with his first budget proposal, effectively denies science, diminishes US competitiveness in the developing multi-trillion-dollar clean energy global marketplace, abdicates US leadership on an urgent issue of global concern, and once again shakes the confidence of allies and friends about American commitment to collective obligations. History will judge the president harshly."