“Where the previous administration aimed to double funding for clean energy research, this administration is pushing to cut it in half, threatening to leave the United States lagging behind its overseas competitors, like China, which aims to spend more than $7 billion on clean energy research by the end of 2020. By some measures, the United States has already taken a back seat to several European countriesâ€Šâ€”â€Šincluding Norway, Denmark and Estoniaâ€Šâ€”â€Šwhich spend more on wind and solar research relative to the size of their economies.”
See Trump Wants To Cut Clean Energy Research Funding In HalfI’ve never liked Trump. He is a childish pompous ass. He has simplistic solutions to everything and is ignorant of anything not in front of him, like clean energy.
Ignorance is forgivable but this is wilful ignorance. If it was a cheaper way to get petroleum out of the ground or a bigger bomb, Trump would be all for government investing heavily in the technology but with promise to slow/stop the rise in CO2 levels in the atmosphere, explore new horizons and gain independence from suppliers of dirty energy with renewable energy, Trump is wilfully ignorant. He’s hired people who believe conspiracy theories and deny science. He’s investing in new bombs, something totally perverse to growing the economy and making lives better.
Here’s to impeachment in 2018/2019. It’s obvious to just about everyone but Trumpists that Trump has no endurance politically. He’s offended or hurt just about every clear-thinking human being on the planet. Fortunately, that’s a majority of voters in the coming mid-term elections. If Congress goes to the Ds this year, impeachment will happen if the Rs don’t see the writing on the wall and get it done sooner. I doubt the Rs will do what’s right and will ride the sinking ship claiming it was all Trump’s fault instead of offending Trumpists. My worst case projection is that Congress becomes hopelessly deadlocked, doing nothing on any front for the next three years. That will allow Trump’s current policies to kill the economic growth for years to come and even trigger a huge downturn. A correction is due and with government running record deficits and no balanced budget in the good times, there’s no smooth recovery in the offing. That would also further delay adoption of clean energy and undo a lot of good work by people all over the world.