The national labs are the country’s cradle of innovation for renewable energy and efficiency. Trump’s proposal for deep budget cuts sends a message.
This story was co-published with The Weather Channel.
At the Ames Laboratory, a national energy lab in the heart of Iowa, scientists and engineers are developing low-cost substitutes for the rare-earth metals used in electric-vehicle batteries and solar cells to reduce the need for imports from geopolitical rivals like China.
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Original Title: Trump's Budget Could Have Chilling Effect on U.S. Clean Energy Leadership
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