That’s quite an increase, Mr. President

President Obama’s proposed 2011 budget includes larger investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and advanced research. This budget has the potential to create jobs, increase  energy independence, cut global warming pollution, and make our economy more competitive. For more on this green budget, check out the Center for American Progress.

A look at the numbers:

2010
actual
(in millions)
2011
proposed
(in millions)
Percent
change
Advanced Research
Projects Agency
There was no 2010
appropriation for ARPA-E;
$400 million included in ARRA
$300
Advanced vehicle technologies $311 $325 +5%
Energy efficient building technologies $222 $231 +4%
Solar $225 $302 +34%
State Energy Program grants $50 $75 +50%
Weatherization $210 $385 +83%
Wind $80 $123 +54%
Total $908 $1,741 +92%
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