Yesterday, Secretary Chu detailed President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget, which includes a $27.2 billion request for the Energy Department. The Secretary emphasized the President's commitment to an all-of-the-above energy strategy that includes critical investments in innovation, in job-creating clean energy technologies, and in our national security. You can check out a video of the event below.
"The United States is competing in a global race for the clean energy jobs of the future," said Secretary Chu. "The choice we face as a nation is simple: do we want the clean energy technologies of tomorrow to be invented in America by American innovators, made by American workers and sold around the world, or do we want to concede those jobs to our competitors? We can and must compete for those jobs. This budget request includes responsible investments in an American economy that is built to last."
Specifically the President's FY 2013 budget request for the Department of Energy:
Some highlights in the FY 2013 budget include:
The budget request for fiscal year 2013 also highlights the steps the Department continues to take to improve its management and operations, and reduce costs. Some examples include: