Today, 3.4 million Americans work in advanced energy. These are jobs in energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage, fuel cells, solar, and wind among other technologies. These American jobs are under attack.
In a move to fulfill a campaign promise to one wealthy donor, Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray, the Trump Administration is proposing a massive new energy tax – costing American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars. As the economics of energy have changed, with cheaper resources like energy efficiency, natural gas, solar, and wind competing and winning in U.S. electricity markets, Murray’s company has failed, as have the owners of some power plants Murray sells coal to. Now, in the ultimate example of crony capitalism, Trump wants to throw the coal baron a lifeline at the expense of secure, clean, affordable advanced energy.
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