President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint proposes a 70 percent reduction in funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Such a reduction would slash resources for DOE’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAPs), housed within EERE, greatly limiting outreach and education about CHP and Waste Heat to Power (WHP) – clean energy sources that can make significant contributions to our country’s industrial energy efficiency. Cutting support for the TAPs and targeting DOE resources to emerging technologies would undermine America’s progress to make our manufacturers more efficient and competitive, increase the reliability of the electric grid, and lower emissions.
The Alliance sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to support the CHP TAPs and other activities at DOE that save consumers money, strengthen our nation’s energy security, and reduce harmful emissions. Read the letter here.