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Burning the Future

In Burning the Future: Coal in America, writer/director David Novack examines the explosive forces that have set in motion a groundswell of conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia.

Burning The Future: Coal in America
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Federal Research, Development & Deployment (RD&D)

The federal government has research and development programs under the US Department of Energy, branding programs under USEPA, and procurement programs coordinated by USDOE and by USDOD.



The President's FY 09 budget request for DOE's EE/RE programs
May 28, 2008

The President's FY 09 budget request for DOE's EE/RE programs is $1.26 billion (five percent of the DOE budget)--essentially flat with the FY 08 budget request and 27 percent below FY 08 appropriations. At the same time, nuclear energy received a $385.5 million increase (37 percent increase from FY 08 appropriations) and fossil energy received a $222.7 million increase (25 percent increase over FY 08 appropriations). Although there is a significant increase for geothermal and increases for biomass and building technology, the funding for DOE's energy efficiency and renewable energy technology investments includes significant cuts in hydropower technology and tribal energy activities and zeroes out investments in weatherization assistance program grants and the Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI).

  • Zeroing out the Weatherization Assistance Program Grants (100% cut from $227 million in FY 08)
  • Zeroing out the Renewable Energy Production Incentive (100% cut from $5.0 million in FY 08)
  • $6.9 million cut in the Hydropower Program (70% cut from FY 08 appropriations)
  • $4.9 million cut in Tribal Energy Activities (83% cut from FY 08 appropriations)
  • $12.3 million cut in the Solar Energy Program (7% cut from FY 08 appropriations)
  • $26.8 million increase in Biomass and Biorefinery Systems R&D (13% increase from FY 08 appropriations)
  • $ 14.8 million increase in Building Technologies (13% increase from FY 08 appropriations)
  • $ 10.2 million increase in Geothermal Technology (51% increase from FY 08 appropriations)
 

PUBLIC OPINION POLL RESULTS SHOW STUNNING MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SUPPORT CLEAN, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND OPPOSE NUCLEAR POWER & FOSSIL FUELS

Americans and Energy Policy: The Myth of the Partisan Divide

Popular Mechanics Bulb Test

Consumer Articles: Home Efficiency

Programs and Tips

Energy Star is the national program that rates appliances and promotes energy savings activities. Experts at the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy have also sorts of programs and tips. Here are three sites: