17 Jul '17, 9am

Trump Stakes $46.2 Million on New Solar Power Technology

Trump Stakes $46.2 Million on New Solar Power Technology

Renewable energy stakeholders have been deeply concerned that the Trump administration will slow or even halt progress on decarbonizing the U.S. economy. However, the Department of Energy has continued to roll out new federal investments in support of renewable energy, most recently a new round of $46.2 million in funding for advanced solar power technology. The new grants expose a sharp rift between President Trump’s rhetoric in support of the coal industry and the actions of his own Energy Department, so let’s take a closer look. The SunShot Solar Initiative The new round of funding comes under the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, and that is a point of interest all by itself. SunShot has roots in the 2006 Solar America Initiative of the Bush Administration , which had the relatively modest goal of achieving 5-10 gigawatts of solar-generated electricity by 2015. I...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/07/trump-stakes-46-2-mil...

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