Budget Cuts

Energy Quote of the Day: 'One of the Most Politically Dangerous Acts there Is'

May 10, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Energy Subsidy Risks

Rolling back energy subsidies is one of the most vexing problems energy export-revenue-dependent countries face. The problems start innocently enough when countries discover vast natural resource deposits and begin profiting substantially from their development.[read more]

Army Soldiers On With Energy Projects, Despite Budget Cuts

January 12, 2014 by Tina Casey

Army and Energy Projects

Into the trash can went $250 million worth of alternative energy and energy conservation projects for the US Army last year, thanks to the federal budget compromise of across-the-board cuts known as the “sequestration.” That’s really cutting off your nose to spite your face.[read more]


Washington Heading for Another Round of Devastating Cuts to Energy Innovation

July 24, 2013 by Matthew Stepp

The Capitol Energy Report

Both the left and the right use inspiring, lofty rhetoric about elevating U.S. international competitiveness, stimulating growth, and spurring innovation. But this messaging often fails to translate into deliberate policy action.[read more]

Sequestration Threatens Future of Energy Innovation and GDP Growth

October 3, 2012 by Megan Nicholson

Congress has yet to come up with a plan for handling the threatening consequences of sequestration, or the blunt, automatic across-the-board budget cuts enacted by law by the Budget Control Act of 2011, a consequence of Congress’s failure to agree on a bipartisan deficit reduction plan.  As a result, the first installment of cuts...[read more]

2012 House Appropriations Bill Proposes DOE Budget Cuts

June 2, 2011 by Breakthrough Institute

Today, the House Appropriations Committee released its FY12 Energy and Water and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, legislation that if passed would set FY12 funding levels for the Department of Energy and various other federal agencies. While the exact language of the bill has yet to be released, its high level summary suggests that...[read more]

Energy Information Administration Press Release

April 29, 2011 by Michael Tobis

H/T KoTR, who asks "does anybody see a problem with this?"Immediate Reductions in EIA's Energy Data and Analysis Programs Necessitated by FY 2011 Funding CutWASHINGTON, DC - The final fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget provides $95.4 million for the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), a reduction of $15.2 million, or 14 percent,...[read more]

An Anti-Innovation Strategy: The Heritage Foundations Deficit Reduction and Energy Proposal

April 27, 2011 by Matthew Stepp

 The full fact sheet and the information contained in this post was produced by ITIF along with the Americans for Energy Leadership and the Breakthrough Institute. The full report titled Counterpoint: The Heritage Foundation Backgrounder can be found and downloaded here. Last week the Heritage Foundation released a policy "...[read more]

Would GOP Budget Ax Cut Clean Tech?

January 6, 2011 by Josh Freed

Taking House Republicans at face value on their pledge to cut 20% of all non-defense discretionary spending, we took a quick look at what cuts might mean for America's ability to compete in the $2 trillion clean energy market. So what might a 20% chop look like?[read more]

Green Jobs Threatened By Government Cuts

June 27, 2010 by Vicky Portwain

Green jobs could be threatened by UK government spending cuts it has emerged this week. Government departments are for the first time facing 25% budget reductions and this is expected to have significant consequences for the country. One area of public spending at risk is ‘The Ports fund’. The fund was announced by the Labour government...[read more]