The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy budget is under attack again by the Trump Administration which is seeking to cut it from $2.3 billion to $700 million. With Democrats now ruling the house it’s likely the proposal won’t pass. “It’s a shutdown budget,” said Mike Carr, who served as the No. 2 official within the energy division under President Barack Obama. “That’s apparently what they (Trump Administration) want to signal to their base -- they still want to shut these programs down.”
Programs such as research into technology for electric vehicles, research of using waves to create power, technology to make wind power competitive with coal, cutting the costs of LED products, and much more would be under the chopping block if this bill were to go through.