America First? Trump Energy Cuts Would Eliminate Billions of Dollars in Direct Savings to Consumers

In his inauguration speech, Trump promised that every decision “will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”

In energy, the reality is very different.

Since the president took office, the Trump administration has attempted to systematically dismantle nearly every energy program with direct benefits to American consumers, from efficiency standards to weatherization programs for low-income families. (This doesn’t include the billions in cuts to advanced energy programs designed to make America an energy technology leader.)

This could have wide-reaching economic consequences. A tally of top programs on the chopping block, such as Energy Star and appliance standards, shows that consumers will lose out on hundreds of billions of dollars in cost savings under Trump administration proposals.

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