President Obama’s $27.9 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget request for the Energy Department, released on March 4, represents a 2.6% increase above the FY 2014 enacted level. The budget request includes cross-cutting program initiatives that tap the Energy Department’s full capability to effectively and efficiently address the nation’s energy, environmental, and security challenges.
Clean energy highlights in the FY 2015 budget include:
- $2.3 billion for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to continue a diverse suite of sustained investment in the development of renewable generation technologies, sustainable transportation technologies, and advanced manufacturing technologies, as well as in improving energy efficiency in our homes, buildings, and industries.
- $5.1 billion for the Office of Science, including $1.8 billion for basic energy sciences activities to provide the foundations for new energy technologies, to mitigate the environmental impacts of energy use, and to support Energy Department missions in energy, environment, and national security by understanding, predicting, and ultimately controlling matter and energy.
- $180 million for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability grid modernization activities to support a smart, resilient electric grid for the 21st century and fund critical emergency response and grid security capabilities.
The President’s FY 2015 budget request for the Energy Department plays a key role in achieving the Climate Action Plan and in keeping the United States at the forefront of science and technology innovation. The budget supports activities in the transformational research, development, demonstration, and deployment of an extensive range of clean energy technologies that support the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to advance the economy while mitigating the risks of climate change. See the Energy Department news release.