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Friday, February 10, 2017

U.S. President Trump’s First Energy Plan/Renewable

We are not sure an "America First" Energy plan works when the world is connected by one eco system.  How does one country put its self-interest over the preservation of a planet?  How do you put "America First" when you give up a leadership role in moving away from 100 energy technology to smart grids and local sources of power?  Putting money and jobs back in the individual states?

In essence, you don't.  You step backwards and cede the coming bonanza to others.

Significant changes were made to the website in relation to climate change and energy less than an hour after President Trump took the oath of office. If you haven’t seen these changes, we want to bring you up to date. If you have, then it might be worth taking a second look and asking yourself where you stand when it comes to these changes.

A page on climate change disappeared from the Executive Branch’s main site and was shifted to an archive site.

A new page to appear was “An America First Energy Plan ."

It states President Trump is committed to “Eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies,” such as the Climate Action Plan; which in 2013 set a goal doubling renewable electricity generation. That plan would have seen all federal buildings sourcing 20% of their electricity supply from renewable energy sources from 2020.

“For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry,” says the summary.

The America First Energy Plan page states the Trump Administration will embrace the shale oil and gas revolution and revive America’s coal industry.

There isn’t a single mention of wind energy, solar power or renewable energy in general in the policy summary....

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