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NEWS UPDATE February 15, 2012

Obama’s Wish List for Energy

MATTHEW L. WALD  •  New York Times  •  Posted February 15, 2012

One of the biggest proposed increases was for the department’s office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, which would get $2.34 billion, up from $1.81 billion, a 29.1 percent jump. Within that category, the development and deployment of biomass and biorefinery research, and advanced manufacturing, got the biggest increases. [ read more … ]

Biofuels get a boost from DOE, USDA

Tiffany Stecker  •  E&E  •  Posted February 15, 2012

The growth of biofuels remains a priority of the Obama administration, whose budget yesterday unveiled close to $600 million dedicated to boost the development and regulation of the fossil fuel alternative. vThe biggest boost came from the Energy Department, whose proposed fiscal 2013 budget allots $6.3 billion to renewable energy. The amount set aside for biomass and biorefinery research and development through the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program is $270 million — a 35.5 percent increase over the amount enacted for fiscal 2012. [ read more … ]

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