Environment & Energy Report

ENERGY BRIEFING: House Spending Bill Would Boost Clean Energy

July 7, 2020, 10:22 AM

House Democrats unveiled a fiscal 2021 spending bill yesterday that would boost an array of climate-friendly energy spending, including increased funding for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and advanced energy research.

The fiscal 2021 Energy and Water spending measure would provide $49.6 billion in total energy and water spending, a 3% percent increase of $1.26 billion over current year levels. The spending bill is slated to make its first stop today before the House Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee.

It proposes $41 billion for the Department of Energy in fiscal 2021, a $2.3 billion increase over current spending. The bill...

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