Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO)
A few months ago we reported on a dramatic increase in the Department of Energy‘s (DOE) budget request for the Industrial Technology Program (ITP), as well as a more prominent position for White House Manufacturing Counselor Ron Bloom on the National Economic Council. In the past few weeks, we have seen further indications of the Administration’s susta
<p>The <a href="http://www.cfo.doe.gov/budget/11budget/index.htm">Department of Energy</a> 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 the same as 2010's request — $100 million (although the actual 2010 budget as passed by Congress was only $96 million).</p>
<p><a href="/uploaded_images/160px-Tammy_Baldwin,_official_photo_portrait,_color-723720.jpg"><img alt="" class="floatright" src="/uploaded_images/160px-Tammy_Baldwin,_official_photo_portrait,_color-723719.jpg" /></a>On Tuesday, an amendment offered by Representative Tammy Baldwin (WI-2) was adopted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee into the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) of 2009 (co-sponsored by Reps. Waxman and Markey).<br />
<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.