Obama Administration FY 2013 Budget Proposal: Sustainable Energy and Transportation
President Obama released his $3.8 trillion fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget proposal on February 13, 2012, which includes a continued emphasis on renewable energy and infrastructure spending. Obama called for an “all of the above” energy strategy during his State of the Union speech in January to grow the economy, create jobs and promote green technology development. The budget calls for an elimination of $4 billion in fossil fuel subsidies and a shift in funding from decreasing military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan to infrastructure projects. Clean energy and environment are important components and priorities of the FY 2013 budget request, which stresses developing new clean energy, advancing research and development funding for alternative energy, as well as promoting advanced manufacturing and jobs. Key agencies related to the President's clean energy goals are the Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Department of Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development and Environmental Protection Agency.
This fact sheet outlines the Obama administration’s FY 2013 budget request for several key clean energy and transportation programs within these agencies.