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April 15, 2013
The manufacturing sector is critically important to the U.S. economy, and this is reflected in the Obama administration’s FY 2014 budget request. The $365 million request for industrial energy efficiency through DOE’s Advanced...
March 29, 2012
“Tax reform” is becoming one of the key catchphrases this election season. With support from both Democrats and Republicans, actual work on legislation is likely to take place in 2013. Key elements of reform are likely to include...
March 16, 2012
ACEEE and the Alliance for Materials Manufacturing Excellence (AMMEX) remain impressed with the President’s focus on the importance of manufacturing to the American economy. So when the Administration released its budget request for fiscal...
May 2, 2011
Last Thursday, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced cuts in Energy Data and Analysis Programs resulting from the Fiscal Year 2011 Budget deal. While the 14% annual cut looks small, because we are half-way through the fiscal year,...
March 3, 2011
The President’s FY2012 budget request last week contained  the latest piece of positive news for  manufacturing policy. In marked contrast to the growing number of funding cuts for other government programs, the President’s...
February 1, 2010
The Department of Energy released their budget request for fiscal year 2011 today. While the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's budget is slated for a slight increase, the Industrial Technologies Program's budget request is...
May 8, 2009
DOE released its budget request for FY2010. Unfortunately it is disappointing with respect to the Industrial Technologies Program. Overall, funding increases from $90 million for FY2009 to $100 million for FY2010. However, funding actually goes...
July 8, 2008
In June, the U.S. Senate spent several days debating climate change legislation. The debate was nominally on the Lieberman-Warner bill that would establish a federal cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions beginning in 2012, with the...
March 28, 2007
With new leadership in both houses for the first time in 12 years, members and committees have been actively exploring new energy policy ideas, including many on energy efficiency. A few highlights from the first three months: Tax rollbacks...
February 15, 2005
As has been the case in recent years, the Administration's FY 2006 budget request, released February 7, continues to cut funding for energy efficiency. Overall funding would drop from $868 million in FY 2005 to $847 million in FY 2006. While...