Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO)
Today I have the privilege of testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. My hope is that this is the beginning of a discussion that will lead to federal energy efficiency legislation later this year.
Supporters of industrial energy efficiency and combined heat & power (CHP) can breathe a sigh of relief, and might be allowed some guarded optimism as a result of the recent FY2013 appropriations mark-up by the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee (E&W) that was approved by the Committee on Appropriations Wednesday, April 25.
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.
The Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) at the Department of Energy (DOE) have a long history of producing energy and cost savings for small and mid-sized ma
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 sust
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 request for the Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) at the Department of Energy (DOE) is over 300% higher than the last congressionally approved budget (FY2010).
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.
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 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.