New DOE request has $2.3 billion for efficient, renewable energy-related technologies, research 

Significant investments targeted at hybrids and plug-in hybrids, smart grid technologies, and scientific research and innovation.

05/15/2009


Within President Barack Obama’s $26.4 billion budget request for the Department of Energy (DOE) for fiscal year 2010, is the inclusion of $2.3 billion for the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). This funding, if approved, will be aimed at substantially expanding the use of renewable energy sources while improving energy transmission infrastructure.
The budget request for EERE represents a 6.4% increase above the appropriations for 2009, not counting funds provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The President's budget also includes significant increases for a number of EERE programs, including an 82.9% increase for solar energy, a 36.4% increase for wind energy, a 22% increase for vehicle technologies, a 69.8% increase for building technologies, and a 46.7% increase for the Federal Energy Management Program.
The budget also requests a near doubling in funding for program direction, in part to support "unprecedented project management and oversight" associated with the Recovery Act. The budget also includes a more than five-fold increase in funding for program support (to $101.8 million), primarily to support analysis and commercialization efforts.
To see the budget request, click here .

– Edited by David Greenfield , editorial director

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