This bill provides FY2019 appropriations for 3 of the 12 regular FY2019 appropriations bills,
this review focuses on the Department of Energy Appropriations Act, 2019.
Highlights:
• Congressional appropriations for the four renewables (geothermal, solar, water, wind) is
$527.5 million:
o An increase of 1.5% over FY2018
o 66% greater than the President’s 2019 Budget Request at $175 million, (Table 1).
Table 1:
• In general, the Congress gave a 14% increase to the Department of Energy’s Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Program for FY2019 $2.379 billion (Table 2),
compared to the actual spend in 2018 $2.04 billion.
Renewable
Power FY 2018
Annualized
FY 2019
President’s
Budget
Request
FY 2019
Enacted
$ mill $ mill $ mill
Solar 241.6 67.0 246.5
Wind 92.0 33.0 92.0
Water 105.0 45.0 105.0
Geothermal 80.9 30.0 84.0
Totals 519.5 175.0 527.5
2
FY2019 Appropriations
HR5895 Division A – Title III Department of Energy Programs
Table 2: FY2019 Appropriations (HR 5895 – Public Law 115-244 9/21/2018)
Departmental Programs $
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program (EERE) 2.379 billion
Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response 120 million
Electricity Delivery 156 million
Nuclear Energy 1.326 billion
Fossil Energy Research and Development 740 million
North-east Home Heating Oil Reserve 10 million
Energy Information Administration 125 million
Science 6.585 billion
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 369.9 million
Advance Technology Vehicles 5 million
Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program 33 million
Below is the relevant part of the public conference report from H.R. 5895 describing specific
directions from Congress to the Department of Energy programs