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Trump Says He’s Unwilling to Risk U.S. Energy Wealth for Windmill ‘Dreams’

  • President has a long history of disparaging wind turbines
  • Touts U.S. energy dominance at end of G7 summit in France
Wind turbines stand in Sarita, Texas.
Photographer: Eddie Seal/Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump scoffed yet again at a source of electricity championed by his own energy secretary, saying wind power doesn’t work “all that well.”

“We’re the No. 1 energy producer in the world,” Trump said at the end of a summit of Group of Seven in Biarritz, France. “I’m not going to lose that wealth on dreams, on windmills, which, frankly are not working all that well.”