US energy secretary defends energy budget cuts

By Staff reporter 21 June 2017

United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended President Donald Trump’s proposed energy budget cuts at a Washington House Appropriations Committee meeting on Tuesday.

The cuts include an 18% reduction to research programmes at the Department of Energy (DOE), with renewable energy and energy efficiency projects facing cuts of more than 60%.

"The hearing was the first of three budget hearings on Capitol Hill scheduled for Perry this week and came as critics piled on the former governor for his recent comments on climate change," the Houston Chronicle...

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