The FY 2019 Budget Request advances energy dominance by investing in America’s leadership in energy innovation. The FY 2019 Request provides $2.5B for energy and related programs, $1.9B below FY 2017 Enacted, and continues the Administration’s prioritization of the early-stage R&D that takes place at the National Laboratories. Highlights include:
$696M for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, $1.3B below FY 2017 Enacted, focusing on early stage R&D on energy technologies including new approaches to energy storage beyond current battery technologies.
Terminates the Loan Programs and the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy, while maintaining monitoring of the existing loan portfolio and overseeing existing awards to completion.