According to the department, the budget is increasing only slightly compared to last year’s proposed budget, now totaling $1.32 billion. The budget includes the president’s Hydrogen Fuel initiative and expands the FreedomCAR program, while also providing increased funds for solid-state lighting, the Weatherization Assistance Program, and the president’s National Climate Change Technology Initiative.
Information on the budget can be found at www.eere.energy.gov/office_eere/budget.html.
— by J.J. Siegel
Publication date: 02/24/2003