February 2010

Press Release | February 23, 2010

Obama Budget a Step in the Right Direction For Energy Data

Washington, D.C. — The Obama Administration demonstrated its support for energy efficiency through better data collection with the release of its 2011 budget request on February 2, 2010. A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released today, Where Have All the Data Gone? The Crisis of Missing Energy Efficiency Data, applauds this commitment and encourages Congress and the Administration to think comprehensively about better funding for the statistical agencies that collect energy data.

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Blog Post | February 1, 2010

DOE Releases FY2011 Budget Request

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 the same as 2010's request — $100 million (although the actual 2010 budget as passed by Congress was only $96 million).

We are disappointed that the request is not higher. ACEEE recommends that the ITP budget should be $150 million, closer to the funding a decade ago.

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