DOE Budget Justification Gone Awry

The intention of the Energy Innovation Tracker is to analyze public investment – in budget documents, project descriptions, and legislation – to better understand how the U.S. is investing in energy innovation. As a resource for policy making, the Tracker provides a tool for decision-makers that provides access to detailed, transparent, and accessible federal investment data. It highlights spending from the past and the present while showing space for new investment in the future. Unfortunately the construction of the FY2013 DOE budget request poses major challenges to providing this level of clarity for agency spending.