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Details on Presidential Budget Request for DOE R&D

whOn Monday, the President released his proposed $4 trillion FY2016 budget.

Under the proposed spending plan, the Department of Energy would see a 9.2 percent, or $2.521 billion, increase (from $27.4 to $29.923 billion). The Office of Science would receive a 5.4 percent increase to $5.339 billion, and EERE would get a 42 percent increase to $2.773 billion.

The budget request is just the first step in what can be a drawn out federal appropriations process.

Secretary of Energy Moniz will testify before a hearing of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee on Feb. 26, followed by Applied Energy on March 17, and the Office of Science on March 18. More clarity congressional response to the proposed funding levels will emerge after these hearings.

Go here to view the budget request of the Office of Science.