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    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    NEW ENERGY IN THE OBAMA BUDGET-GROWING CAPACITY

    Building a Clean Energy Economy, Improving Energy Security, and Addressing Climate Change, Part 2

    April 9, 2013 (White House Office of Management and Budget)

    “The Budget continues the President’s commitment to keeping the United States on the forefront of clean energy production and deployment…by increasing funding for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) clean energy technology activities by more than 40 percent above the 2012 enacted level, to $6.2 billion, and increasing funding for clean energy technology across all agencies by 30 percent, to approximately $7.9 billion…

    “…Within DOE, the Budget…[p]rovides $615 million to increase the use and reduce the costs of clean renewable power from solar, wind, geothermal, and water energy…Increases the affordability and convenience of advanced vehicles and domestic renewable fuels by investing $575 million in cutting-edge vehicle technologies and $282 million in the next generation of advanced biofuels…Invests $365 million in advanced manufacturing research and development and combined heat and power technologies…”

    “…[It invests] $153 million in Smart Grid R&D and other activities (including cybersecurity for energy control sys¬tems) and provides $80 million to advance clean energy integration into the grid…Provides $45 million to support an interagency research program to identify and reduce, mitigate or eliminate environmental hazards of hydraulic fracturing for hydrocarbon production…Invests $375 million in cleaner energy from fossil fuels…Increases support to $379 million in 2014 for the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency– Energy to support potentially transformative energy research; and Provides $300 million for research and development on innovative build¬ing efficiency technologies and…appliance efficiency standards…

    “The Budget also proposes $255 million to support research, development and deployment of clean energy technologies…Within USDA…[It provides] $4 billion in loans to rural electric cooperatives and utilities…and $238 million in loan guarantees and grants to assist agricultural producers and rural small businesses in developing renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements…Invests $383 million in competitive peer-reviewed research grants…Proposes $26 million for research and development of next-generation renewable energy and high-value biobased products…Invests $53 million in intramural research initiatives related to environmental programs…[and] Proposes $41 million in Forest Service research on climate preparedness and resilience, climate change mitigation, bioenergy and biobased products and $12 million in [supports for] Forest Service biomass…”

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