Posts Tagged ‘ ARPA-E ’

Federal Reorganization Plan Could Affect DOE Window Efforts

Jun 25th, 2018

Last week, the White House rolled out an ambitious plan to reorganize the federal government that would consolidate several energy and environmental programs, including one that has a direct effect on the door and window industry. The administration’s 132-page plan, Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century, would create a new Office of Energy Innovation […]

ARPA-E Defunding Could Halt Progress for Our Industry

Mar 19th, 2018

I spent last week attending the ARPA-E Summit in Washington, D.C., and had mixed emotions throughout my time there. Opening remarks were quite somber as Principal Deputy Director Dr. Chris Fall spoke about the possibility of the federal government defunding the program, but at the same time seemed optimistic about the focus and realignment to […]

Energy Star Survives, and Other Tales From the Budget Wars

Jul 19th, 2017

A couple of months ago, I highlighted a phrase that Reason writer Katherine Mangu-Ward used to describe the annual presidential budget requests: “They’re essentially the White House asking Congress for a pony.” It’s a good line, and this year, it’s looking more and more to be true. In March, President Trump rolled out a budget […]

Trump’s Budget Cuts Rejected by Congressional Committees

Jul 14th, 2017

The federal government’s budgeting process for 2018 continued this week as congressional committees worked on appropriations bills that will be voted on this fall. As expected, many of President Trump’s budget requests did not make the cut, including the steep 31-percent reduction in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The House Appropriations Committee bill […]

Proposed DOE Cuts Would Eliminate Single-Pane Retrofit Program

Mar 17th, 2017

The 2018 budget proposal released this week by President Trump seeks $1.7 billion in cuts for the Department of Energy (DOE) — about 5.6 percent of its current funding. To achieve those reductions, the spending plan would eliminate several agencies, including the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), which runs a program aimed at improving the […]