The Administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2019—which begins Oct. 1, 2018—proposes deep cuts or even elimination of a number of clean energy programs, such as Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability, ENERGY STAR, the CHP Partnership Program, and CHP Technical Assistance Program (CHP TAP).
You can prevent these cuts from happening. Sign onto the CEBN’s group letter to Congress urging support for these programs in FY2019!
In fiscal year 2018, more than 85 CEBN members signed onto House and Senate letters to protect clean energy programs, and our efforts paid off. Congress rejected deep cuts proposed in the Administration’s budget request, and instead provided:
- An increase of nearly $1.5 billion in Department of Energy clean energy programs compared to the prior fiscal year
- Stable funding for the Environmental Protection Agency
- Increased funding for DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (+14%), Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (+16%), Office of Science (+16%), and Office of Fossil Energy (+10%)
- Continued support for DOE’s CHP Technical Assistance Partnership program
Now, Congress will turn its attention to FY2019 and to the deep cuts to energy programs proposed again in the Administration’s budget request. Help continue the momentum by signing onto our new letter to congressional leaders calling for robust clean energy funding in FY2019, along with other program-specific letters being circulated by some of our partner organizations: