EPA and ARPA-E Funding Survive Congressional Budget Cuts—For Now

Utility Dive: Last-Minute Congressional Budget Compromise Saves EPA, ARPA-E Funding

  • The bipartisan budget compromise reached by Congress over the weekend salvaged funding for both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and clean energy research conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
  • The EPA’s budget was trimmed by 1%, and ARPA-E actually received a $15 million boost instead of being eliminated, as previously proposed by the Trump administration. The deal runs through the remainder of the government’s fiscal year, which is Sept. 30.

Energy Matters: Australia Hits New Solar Energy Record

The Australian Photovoltaic Institute (APVI), with data from the Clean Energy Regulator, says the country has a new solar energy record.

There are now 6 GW of solar power across the country, enough to meet the electricity needs of 1.3 million households.

Read more (Greentech Media)