The big increases at DOE in nuclear & fossil fuel expenditures should come as no surprise - coal research up 261% (from $221 to $798M), nuke research up almost 40% (from $288M to $402M).
Renewable energy technologies made out with comparatively meager increases, particularly considering the total dollar amounts involved:
- funding for wind energy supply up 2.6% (from $39M to $40M);
- solar energy up 7.5% (from $80M to $86M);
- geothermal up 8.3% (from $24M to $26M);
- and hydrogen up 16.0% (from $80M to $91M).
A complete breakdown of the DOE line-item budget is available on-line.