Thursday, February 26, 2009

Department of Energy FY 2010 Budget Request

The FY 2010 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Energy is $26.3 billion. Funding Highlights:

• Begins to build a new economy that is powered by clean and secure energy through funding provided in the 2010 Budget and the $39 billion provided for energy programs in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

• Provides significant increases in funding for basic research and world-leading scientific userfacilities to support transformational discoveries and accelerate solutions to our Nation’s most pressing problems – including the development of clean energy.

• Supports economic investment and positions the United States as the world leader in climate change technology.

• Accelerates the transition to a low-carbon economy through increased support of the developmentand deployment of clean energy technologies such as solar, biomass, geothermal, wind, and low-carbon emission coal power.

• Builds on the $11 billion provided in the Recovery Act for smart grid technologies, transmission system expansion and upgrades, and other investments to modernize and enhance the electric transmission infrastructure to improve energy efficiency and reliability.

• Supports and encourages the early commercial deployment of innovative, clean energy technologies through loan guarantees.

• Reduces security risks through the detection, elimination, and securing of nuclear material and radiological sources worldwide while maintaining the safety, security, and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile.

• Continues the Nation’s efforts to reduce environmental risks and safely manage nuclear materials.

Source: U.S. Government FY 2010 Budget Request (OMB)

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