Support Energy Innovation in FY2020

April 1, 2019 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

The CEBN sent a letter to Congressional appropriators in the House and Senate to support robust funding for critical RD&D programs in DOE with a successful track record of helping to bring transformational clean energy technologies to market.

The Administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2020—which begins Oct. 1, 2019—proposes an 11 percent cut to the Department of Energy’s total budget. It also proposes deep cuts or even elimination of a number of critical clean energy programs, such as DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

The CEBN also hosted 14 members in Washington to speak to members of Congress about DOE funding, and CEBN’s President Lynn Abramson discussed the importance of investing in energy innovation in a Morning Consult Op-Ed.