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“Innovation”: the latest GOP smokescreen on climate-change policy - Vox
Taking innovation seriously means instituting a rising carbon tax. It means tripling or quadrupling the US energy-research budget and substantially increasing (ideally performance-based) grants, tax credits, prizes, and other financial incentives. And it means implementing and gradually tightening performance standards, on both energy efficiency and pollution.

Taxing, spending, and regulating: These are all things a true climate-innovation agenda requires. And they are all things the Republican Party, in its current configuration, is incapable of supporting.
climate-change-solutions?  innovation  foss  science-policy  regulation-good  gop-bullshitting  fossil-fuels  gop-climate 
january 2019 by Peony43
White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels - The Washington Post
The draft document says the administration will once again ask Congress to abolish the weatherization program, which has trained thousands of workers and helped reduce utility bills for thousands of homeowners.The budget proposal would also eliminate state energy grants. The budget would ax research in fuel efficient vehicles by 82 percent, bioenergy technologies by 82 percent, advanced manufacturing by 75 percent and solar energy technology by 78 percent.
energy  trump-environment  energy-renewable  fossil-fuels 
february 2018 by Peony43

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