13 Feb '18, 7pm

Clean Energy News: The Trump Infrastructure Plan Is 'a Big Nothing Burger' for Clean Energy…

Clean Energy News: The Trump Infrastructure Plan Is 'a Big Nothing Burger' for Clean Energy…

The Trump administration dropped a long-awaited $200 billion infrastructure plan yesterday -- the same day it released a proposed budget for 2019 . The infrastructure document is meant to push Congress toward legislation that would revitalize roads, transit systems and waterways, and “stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in new investment over the next 10 years,” mostly from private sources. Clean energy and environmental advocates, however, said the plan largely falls flat. Rob Cowin, director of government affairs for the Union of Concerned Scientists' climate and energy program, called the proposal “a big nothing burger.” Clean energy and electric-vehicle infrastructure projects can likely access only a portion of the money set out in the plan. It makes transmission projects in rural areas eligible for a portion of the $50 billion Rural Infrastructure Program. It also propo...

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