Detailed Budget Comparison and DOE Budget Request Highlights for the President's FY'18 Budget Request

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, President Trump released the Administration's FY'18 Budget Request.  NASEO prepared the following summary table (available here) that compares the FY'18 budget request to previous years under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, and ARPA-e, among other programs. 
 
Below is a list of funding requests for programs of particular interest to the States, including:

$120 million request for the Office of Electricity and Energy Reliability
$636 million request for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
• $0 request for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
• $0 request for the U.S. State Energy Program (SEP)
• $82 million request for Vehicle Technologies
• $82 million request for Advanced Manufacturing
• $69.7 million request for Solar Energy
• $67.5 million request for Building Technologies
• $56.6 million request for Bioenergy Technologies
• $31.7 million request for Wind Energy
• $45 million request for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
• $12.5 million request for Geothermal Technology
• $20.4 million request for Water Power
• $10 million request for Federal Energy Management Program
$118 million request for the U.S. Energy Information Administration
$280 million request for the Office of Fossil Energy
$4.4 billion request for the Office of Science
$703 million request for the Office of Nuclear Energy
$20 million request for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

Included is an excerpt of the budget request and justifications (available here) covering most major U.S. Department of Energy Programs, including comparisons with prior years.

As a reminder, the President's budget request is not an appropriation. Congress will take up FY'18 appropriations discussions in the coming weeks.  To review NASEO's appropriations testimony, please see our policy page.

 

Date Posted: 5/24/2017