Fossil fuel champion chosen by Donald Trump to run renewable energy office

The Independent – Donald Trump has chosen a champion of fossil fuels to run the federal government’s renewable energy office.

Daniel Simmons will be the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s acting assistant secretary, according to a memo obtained by E&E News.

The appointment is the latest in a string of appointments of climate science deniers and people with links to fossil fuel companies to key positions in the administration.

Despite evidence that wind and solar power are now either cheaper than fossil fuels or on track to be so within a few years, Mr Simmons has repeatedly criticised renewable energy for being more expensive than oil or gas.

And, as The Washington Post pointed out, he praised fossil fuels only last year.

Read more at The Independent.

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