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Obama Budget Aims to Make Solar and Wind Incentives Permanent

February 4, 2015 by Eric Wesoff

President Obama just unveiled a $3.99 trillion budget for 2016 that asks Congress for a permanent extension of tax credits for the solar and wind industry. The current policy, which includes an expiration of tax credits in 2017, is encouraging a boom in solar installations this year and next.[read more]

Federal Budget Stunts like Blocking Enforcement of Light Bulb Standards Put U.S. Jobs at Risk

July 10, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Federal Budgets and Light Bulb Standards

The Republican-backed federal spending bill is set to become a vehicle for a number of misguided legislative maneuvers wholly unrelated to the budget and aimed at blocking programs that help Americans save energy while cutting harmful pollution.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Is the World a Better Place with a Solvent US?'

June 21, 2014 by Jared Anderson

US Solvency and Energy

While the domestic economic impacts associated with exporting US crude oil continue to be debated, other parts of the world analyze various ways in which increased US oil and gas exports could impact global, regional and local economies.[read more]

EPA Spending in the President's Budget: Where Does the 0.22% of Federal Spending Go?

March 25, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

EPA Budgets

In the President’s budget, priorities are funded and other programs suffer. At the EPA, as Jon Devine’s blog points out, the biggest hit is the cut to support for state and local sewage treatment and drinking water repair and construction. But what about the rest of EPA’s budget?[read more]

What President Obama's Budget Means for Our Clean Energy Future

March 21, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Clean Energy Budget

Earlier this month, President Obama submitted his proposed FY 2015 Budget to Congress which proposes to continue the powerful momentum of renewable energy growth from 2013. This year’s proposed budget contains $27.9 billion directed to the Department of Energy, a 2.6% increase from last year.[read more]