Department of Energy

17 Nov 2000

What priority does science have at the Department of Energy? What are DOE's science goals, and how should the Department measure its progress in reaching these goals? A newly-released Department of Energy Strategic Plan answers these and many other questions.

26 Jun 2000

If all goes as scheduled, the House of Representatives will consider the FY 2001 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill this week. This legislation, H.R. 4733, provides funding for the Department of Energy's Office of Science.

H.R. 4733 provides more funding than was requested for fusion energy sciences and the total requested funding for the High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics programs. The Basic Energy Sciences program took a major hit, primarily in the reduction from the requested level of funding for the Spallation Neutron Source.

11 Feb 1997

Request Stressing the dual themes of "fiscal discipline" and science as an investment for future generations, Acting Department of Energy Secretary Charles B. Curtis described, on February 6, DOE's FY 1998 budget request, up 2.6% from the current year. There are four major components of the $16.6 billion "core budget" request:
Environmental Quality - $6.3 billion or 38% of the request
National Security - $5.6 billion or 34%
Science and Technology - $2.5 billion or 15%
Energy Resources - $1.9 billion or 12%

8 Sep 2000

The Department of Energy is now accepting public comment on a "Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Accomplishing Expanded Civilian Nuclear Energy Research and Development and Isotope Production Missions in the United States, Including the Role of the Fast Flux Test Facility." The deadline for comments is September 18, 2000.


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