|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:16:28 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENERGY: "White House Budget to Expand Clean-Energy Programs Through Pentagon"|
[There's an important lesson here. - LS] White House Budget to Expand Clean-Energy Programs Through Pentagon by Coral Davenport National Journal February 10, 2012The White House believes it has figured out how to get more money for clean-energy programs touted by President Obama without having it become political roadkill in the wake of the Solyndra controversy: Put it in the Pentagon.
While details are thin on the ground, lawmakers who work on both energy- and defense-spending policy believe the fiscal 2013 budget request to be delivered to Congress on Monday probably won’t include big increases for wind and solar power through the Energy Department, a major target for Republicans since solar-panel maker Solyndra defaulted last year on a $535 million loan guarantee.
But they do expect to see increases in spending on alternative energy in the Defense Department, such as programs to replace traditional jet fuel with biofuels, supply troops on the front lines with solar- powered electronic equipment, build hybrid-engine tanks and aircraft carriers, and increase renewable-energy use on military bases.
While Republicans will instantly shoot down requests for fresh spending on Energy Department programs that could be likened to the one that funded Solyndra, many support alternative-energy programs for the military.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-budget/white-house-budget-to- expand-clean-energy-programs-through-pentagon-20120210
See also http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-budget/energy-budget- reflects-scaled-back-vision-for-clean-energy-20120213
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