Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
The Trump administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 will include a 72% cut to clean energy research at the Department of Energy, The Washington Post reports.
The budget proposal would reportedly cut funding for the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to $575.5 million from its current level of $2.04 billion. The White House proposed to cut EERE's budget to $636.1 million for this year, but Congress did not approve the proposal.
The EERE cuts are unlikely to pass through Congress unchanged. Federal lawmakers have funded the government through a series of continuing resolutions in the past year, the most recent of which expires Feb. 8.