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Trump aims deep cuts at the clean energy lab that helped make solar affordable

Mar 31, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

The Trump administration is aiming a half-billion-dollar cut at the main U.S. hub for renewable energy research - 25 percent of the agency's budget, and that's just for the final five months of this federal fiscal year.

Even deeper cuts are expected to be sought for 2018 - a possibility that has alarmed researchers in clean energy and even some Republicans in Congress.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, or EERE, is a $2 billion branch of the Department of Ener...