President Obama Releases FY'15 Budget Request

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, President Obama released his FY'15 Budget Request.  The President's budget request covers major U.S. Department of Energy Programs.  Following is a list of funding request levels for programs of particular interest to the States, including:

$2.3 billion request for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
• $305 million request for Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program
o $63 million request for the State Energy Program
o $228million request for the Weatherization Assistance Program
• $359 million request for Vehicle Technologies
• $305 million request for Advanced Manufacturing
• $282 million request for Solar Energy
• $212 million request for Building Technologies
• $253 million request for Biomass and Biorefinery Systems R&D
• $115 million request for Wind Energy
• $93 million request for Hydrogen Technology
• $62 million request for Geothermal Technology
• $63 million request for Water Power
• $36 million request for Federal Energy Management Program
$180 million request for the Office of Electricity and Energy Reliability
$476 million request for the Office of Fossil Energy
$123 million request for the U.S. Energy Information Administration
$325 million request for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

In comparison, the President’s SEP request in FY’14 was $57 million.  The WAP FY’14 request was $184 million.

NASEO prepared the summary table that compares the FY’15 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.

The Administration proposed a budget of $7.9 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  This request compares to a request of $8.1 billion for FY’14.

As a reminder, the President's budget request is not an appropriation. Congress will take up FY'15 appropriations discussions in the coming weeks.