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FY 2003 Appropriations for Science programs within the Department of Energy
(numbers are in millions)
|DOE||FY 2002 Estimate||President's FY 2003 Request||FY 03 House||FY 03 Senate||FY 03 Omnibus||% Change FY03 vs. FY02|
|Office of Science:|
|Basic Energy Sciences||999.6||1,019.6||1,019.6||1,044.6||1,030.0||3.0%|
|Biological & Environmental Research||570.3 *||504.2||504.2||531.2||530.0||-7.0%|
|Climate Change Research:|
|Climate & Hydrology||70.4||74.7||—||—||—||—|
|Atmospheric Chemistry & Carbon Cycle||34.6||37.7||—||—||—||—|
|Terrestrial Carbon Processes & Ocean Sciences||13.6||13.7||—||—||—||—|
|Total, Climate Change Research:||128.9||137.9||—||—||—||—|
|Advanced Scientific Computing Research||157.4||169.6||174.6||169.6||172.6||9.7%|
|TOTAL, Office of Science:||3,233||3,279||3,271||3,329||3,305||2.2%|
NOTES on the Senate Energy and Water Subcommittee's mark (7/26/02)
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved its version of the Energy & Water bill on 7/24, providing DOE's Office of Science with a 1.5 percent increase. The House isn't expected to mark up its version of the bill until after the August recess.
The report does not call out any numbers on Climate Change Research, however it is likely it, at the minimum, received the President's request.
The Committee stressed its concern with the dwindling number of science and engineering students and its impact on the workforce. "Shrinking investment in the physical sciences and engineering poses serious risks to DOE's ability to perform its mission. It also threatens the nation's science and technology enterprise. DOE faces a shortage of nearly 40 percent in its technical workforce over the next 5 years. To meet it needs, it must compete for a shrinking pool of skilled workers with industry, many of whose leaders also report serious shortages of scientists and engineers...These trends must be reversed. Many DOE user facilities do not operate at their designed capacity. As a result, opportunities and momentum are lost as researchers and students encounter barriers to the pursuit of inquiry of national importance, including promising research opportunities at the boundaries of the life sciences, physical sciences, engineering and computer sciences. Future U.S. global leadership and technological leadership will rely upon today's investment in research in all the sciences and engineering."
The entire Senate Energy and Water report can be found at: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/cpquery/R?cp107:FLD010:@1(sr220):
NOTES on President's FY 03 request (2/4/02)
* The FY 2002 final appropriation for the Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program contained more than 50 Congressional earmarks totaling nearly $45 million; therefore, the FY 2003 request could be compared to a final FY 2002 funding level of $525 million, which would result in a decrease of $21 million, or 4 percent, instead of the 11.6 percent decrease shown in the chart above.
Climate Change Research & Development:
The President created the Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) to complement ongoing research funded under the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and other related technology research programs that address climate change. The President's budget request for CCRI is $40 million to be shared among five agencies. DOE would receive $3 million in FY03. This will begin to focus on "responding to key gaps in knowledge. CCRI will adopt performance metrics and deliver products useful to policymakers in a short time frame (2-5 years)."
The National Climate Change Technology Initiative (NCCTI)
The President also created the National Climate Change Technology Initiative (NCCTI) "...to build on an existing base of research and development in climate change technologies, primarily at the Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Agriculture." The budget request for this initiative in DOE is $40 million.