By Office of Chief Financial Officer
U.S. Department of Energy
TRANSFORMING THE ENERGY ECONOMY THROUGH SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
President Obama has highlighted energy as one of three areas that are “absolutely critical to our economicfuture.” The prosperity and security of the United States hinge upon an historic effort to power theeconomy through clean and reliable energy sources. To get there, transformational discoveries andinnovative technologies will be needed. The Department of Energy will leverage its premier scientific andtechnical resources and invest in new approaches to address this national imperative.
The Department’s fiscal year (FY) 2010 budget request of $26.4 billion supports the President’scommitment to respond expeditiously to the challenges of economic uncertainty, U.S. dependence on oil,and the threat of a changing climate by transforming the way our Nation produces and consumes energy.Together with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), the FY 2010 budgetrequest provides the critical initial investment in a multi-year effort to address these interconnectedchallenges.
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