28 May '18, 1pm

US House Committee cuts federal energy research but boosts energy storage

Funding for ARPA-E, which is considered to be key to advancing clean energy technology creation and development, would be slashed by about $28 million. Indeed, the White House had actually proposed eliminating ARPA-E in their budget proposal for fiscal year 2019. However, the legislation will simultaneously increase funding for federal energy storage programmes. “This committee continues to miss opportunities to speed up the country's transition to clean energy” said Rob Cowin, director of climate and energy government affairs at the Union of Concerned Scientists. “The bill cuts the nation's flagship clean energy research and development program, ARPA-E, which helps develop game-changing energy technologies and fills a critical gap in private sector investments. By reducing support for these kinds of programmes, the U.S. is ceding leadership on clean energy and technologic...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/panorama/us-house...

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