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<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>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.