Environment & Energy Report

Energy Dep’t Renewables Office Gets Boost in Senate Subcommittee

Nov. 6, 2019, 5:12 PM

Senators speaking during a Nov. 6 hearing were poised to support a raft of renewable energy legislation, including providing long-term funding for an Energy Department renewables office that the Trump administration has attempted to eliminate.

“In a competitive world, we need technology and innovation to lower emissions, and it’s important we look for ways to speed scientific discovery and support national labs to carry out these efforts,” Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said at the Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee hearing.

“It is important that the right policies are in place to ensure research and development dollars are turned into...

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