Energy and Water, and Related Agencies Appropriations: FY 2018

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The main agency of interest to the geoscience community in the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bill is the Department of Energy (DOE).


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 FY 2018 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
 House and Senate Reports (in millions of dollars)
Account
FY 2017 Enacted
FY 2018 President's Request
House Committee Report
Senate Committee Report
FY 2018
Omnibus
Percent Change (%) FY 2017 Enacted - FY 2018 Omnibus
Department of Energy
30,786
28,042
29,888.4
31,968
 
 
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
2,090
636
1,203.9
1,937
 
 
- Sustainable Transportation
613
-
-
553
 
 
-- Bioenergy Technologies
205
56.6
-
190
 
 
-- Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technology
101
45
-
85
 
 
- Renewable Energy
451.1
-
-
389.5
 
 
-- Geothermal Technologies
69.5
12.5
-
67.5
 
 
-- Water Power
84
20.4
-
82
 
 
-- Solar Energy
207.6
69.7
-
167.5
 
 
-- Wind Energy
90
31.7
-
72.5
 
 
Fossil Energy Research and Development
668
280
634.6
572.7
 
 
- Natural Gas Technologies
43
-
-
45
 
 
- Unconventional Fossil Energy Technologies
21
15
-
26.3
 
 
- Coal CCS and Power Systems
423.8
114.8
-
342
 
 
Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup
247
218.4
222.4
266
 
 
Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund
768
753
768
788
 
 

Office of Science

5,392

4,473

5,392

5,550

 

 

- ARPA-E

306

20

0

330

 

 
- Basic Energy Sciences
1,871.5
1,555
-
1,980.3
 
 
-- Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
612
349
-
633
 
 
- Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists
19.5
14
-
19.5
 
 
Environmental and Other Defense Activities
6,752
6,382
-
7,151
 
 
- Defense Environmental Clean-up
5,405
5,537
5,405
5,580
 

 

Sources: Senate Committee Report on Energy and Water Development AppropriationsHouse Committee Report on Energy and Water Development AppropriationsDOE FY 2018 Budget in BriefFY 2018 President's Budget Request: DOE AppendixFY 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division D)FY 2017 Department of Energy Budget Justification

 

 FY 2018 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
 President's Request (in millions of dollars)
Account
FY 2015 Enacted
FY 2016
Enacted
FY 2017 Omnibus Bill
FY 2018 President's Request
Percent (%) Change
FY 17 Omnibus Bill -
FY 18 President's Request
Deparment of Energy
27916.8
29717.3
30786
28042
-8.9
- Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
1914
2069
2090
636
-70.0
-- Geothermal
55
71
69.5
12.5
-82.0
-- Hydropower
61
70
84
20.4
-75.7
-- Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technology
97
100.9
101
45
-55.4
-- Solar
233
241.6
207.6
69.7
-66.4
-- Wind
107
95.4
90
31.7
-64.8
-- Bioenergy Technologies
225
225
205
56.6
-72.4
- Fossil Energy R&D
560.6
632
668
280
-58.1
-- Fuel Supply Impact Mitigation*
25.1
43
-
-
-
-- Unconventional Fossil Energy Technologies
4.5
20.3
21
15
-28.6
-- CCS Power Systems
400
430
423.8
114.8
-73.0
-- Fossil Energy Environmental Restoration 
5.9
8
-
-
-
- Office of Science
5067.7
5347
5392

4473

-17.0

-- ARPA-E
280
291
306
20
-93.5
-- Basic Energy Sciences
1733.2
1849
1871
1555
-16.9
--- Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Energy Biosciences
314.2
312.1
-
-
-
-- Biological & Environmental Research
592
609
612
349
-43.0
-- Workforce Development for Teachers & Scientists
19.5
19.5
19.5
14.0
-28.2
- Environmental and Other Defense Activities
6206.5
6066.2
6752
6382
-5.5
-- Defense Environmental Clean-up
5453
5289.7
5405
5537
2.4
-- Non-defense Environmental Clean-up
246
255
247
218
-11.7
--- Uranium Enrichment D&D Funding
625
673.7
768
725.7
-2.0

*Formerly Natural Gas Technologies
**First number contains mandatory spending requests, second number is discretionary spending only. 

Sources: DOE FY 2018 Budget in BriefFY 2018 President's Budget Request: DOE AppendixFY 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division D)FY 2017 Department of Energy Budget JustificationFY 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division D)FY 2016 DOE Budget JustificationFY 2015 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division D)DOE FY 2015 Budget Request

 

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Last updated July 24, 2017.