How to boost renewable energy and boost energy efficiency for your home
By Jessica J. DeBruynOctober 13, 2018 7:00pmUpdatedOctober 13 and 14, 2018 12:05pmPresident-elect Donald Trump’s energy policies are likely to be far more energy efficient than those of his predecessor Barack Obama, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.
Trump’s plan to slash the nation’s electricity consumption and replace it with cheaper renewable energy would require a massive investment in transmission lines and substations, the AWEA said in its annual report released Wednesday.
“In order to achieve energy independence and meet the long-term sustainability goals for clean, renewable energy, the President-elect and his team need to work together to build a robust and effective infrastructure to increase the availability of clean energy to consumers,” the report said.AEWA is a trade group for utility-scale renewable energy.
It represents more than 50 utilities that are members of the AEA, along with smaller producers of solar and wind energy.
The group also represents more commercial and industrial users of renewable energy in the United States.
The president-elect, however, is not expected to sign a bill to implement the recommendations of the report.
The bill is unlikely to be signed by Trump, who has not released a budget or any other legislative documents.
The administration is working on a new energy plan, according a person familiar with the matter.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the plan is still being developed.AWEA officials said the group expects to release the new plan by the end of the year.
The group’s latest report comes as Trump’s administration prepares to make major policy announcements this week, including the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Homeland Security that will provide the government with the authority to impose restrictions on certain types of foreign travel, including those of individuals who have been convicted of terrorist crimes.
A spokeswoman for the Department for Homeland Security, which manages immigration, did not respond to a request for comment on the AEWA report.
A spokesman for Trump’s transition team, Michael Short, did say the transition team has been working with the AAWA to get the best possible policy for the U.S.