Trump, Rubio to announce energy plan in first day of state of the union address
POLITICO Washington: Donald Trump and Marco Rubio will announce a $200 billion energy plan on Tuesday, but Trump’s plan could be far more ambitious than the Republican candidates have offered in recent months.
The two would like to see an expansion of the federal ethanol program to include oil and gas production, as well as renewable energy sources.
But in a sign that Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan might not be a top priority for his party, the two have signaled that they’d be willing to support federal funds to build roads and other infrastructure in a bid to spur economic growth.
Trump’s Energy Plan Would Increase Production of Natural Gas, Renewable Energy Sources in President’s State of the Union Address The Trump campaign, which has been aggressively promoting his energy plan, has touted the plan, saying that the plan would create thousands of new jobs and a $1 trillion boost in U.S. gross domestic product.
The campaign, however, has not disclosed how much of the new production could come from renewable energy and how much could come on federal loan guarantees.
Trump has also promised to boost the U.K.’s renewable energy sector by $100 billion over the next four years.
Trump, however — who has made no effort to explain his plans for the future of U.C. Berkeley, where he has been a visiting professor since the fall of 2017 — has not provided specifics on the funding for UC Berkeley.
The Trump team also has not responded to requests for comment about how much money it would provide to UC Berkeley and its campus.
But a White House official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, said that Trump would provide $100 million per year in funding to UC and that he would also direct that UC Berkeley’s budget be cut.
The official added that Trump had not yet determined how much UC Berkeley could contribute to the federal stimulus package, which he has called a “disaster.”