Disappointing DOE 2010 Budget Request

<p>DOE released its <a href="http://www.cfo.doe.gov/budget/10budget/Content/Volumes/Volume3.pdf">budget request</a> 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 down for the Industries of the Future (industry specific), with distributed energy and industrial assessment centers level funded. The major increases are for deployment (e.g., SEN) and for cross-cutting research.<br />
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We will post some more details once we get a chance to analyze the request in greater detail.</p>