Trump Administration Cuts Clean Energy Programs Again in 2020 Budget Request

The proposal zeroes out the DOE loan program and ARPA-E budget. An official said funding will focus on “basic science” and clean energy technologies “that make sense to us.” The Trump administration’s budget for fiscal year 2020 again proposes eliminating programs that fund renewable energy, including the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and the Department of […]

US Democrats unveil carbon-neutral ‘Green New Deal’

Washington: Congressional Democrats have unveiled an unprecedented plan to reverse climate change and eliminate all US carbon emissions within 10 years, by taking drastic steps that would require transformational action across the economy. The “Green New Deal” introduced by liberal congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a rising Democratic star in the House, and Senator Ed Markey on […]

Struggling US Polysilicon Producers Are a Forgotten Casualty in the Solar Trade War With China

Polysilicon production, once dominated by America, has been taken over by China. It’s a direct consequence of tariffs and failed negotiations In January, Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office next to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and delivered a verdict thesolarindustry had anticipated for months: A 30 percent tariff would be levied on imported […]