Environment & Energy Report

Energy Department Halts Funding for ARPA-E Grants

April 25, 2017, 10:11 PM

The Energy Department is halting grants for early-stage innovative technologies as part of a larger review of the department’s programs and policies.

The Trump administration proposed cutting the Advanced Projects Research Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) office, which invests in early-stage, high-risk energy technologies that have potential to transform the nation’s energy system, in its fiscal year 2018 budget request.

“As with any transition from administration to administration, we have undertaken a full review of all department programs, policies and taxpayer-funded grants,” a department spokesperson told Bloomberg BNA.

“This is nothing more than applying good-governance principles to how these programs are being executed,”...

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