President Obama will be sending his budget to the United States Congress this coming week, and in it, he's announced that it will double the investment in research for clean and renewable energy sources.
The announcement builds on the President's final State of the Union address and his appearance at the Paris Climate Conference, in which pointed to his administration's efforts to support alternatives to coal and oil energy. Obama's proposal will commit $US12.8 ($18) billion dollars in research by 2020, up from $US6.4 ($9) billion dollars.
Here's the weekly address:
The budget is not likely to find a favourable reception in the Republican-led Congress. According to the Washington Post, "the Republican leaders of the House and Senate budget committees have said they will not hold a customary hearing on the president's budget proposal the day after they receive it."
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