U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Appropriations Act Boosts DOE Funding for Renewables and Efficiency
January 2, 2008
President Bush approved an omnibus appropriations act on December 26th
that provides a 17% increase in funds for the DOE Office of Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The new act appropriates
nearly $1.74 billion for EERE, but then rescinds 1% of that,
leaving EERE with roughly $1.722 billion for fiscal year 2008. That
represents a significant boost above the $1.474 billion that was
included in a continuing resolution approved in February 2007. The appropriations act also provides $5.45 million for the
administration of DOE's Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program.
See the White House press release
on the signing; Division C, Title III of the
(most easily found by searching the
act's index for "efficiency") on the Library of Congress Web site;
and for comparison, the article from the EERE Network News on the 2007 funding.