Full Title: Federal Financial Support for Fuels and Energy Technologies
Author(s): Terry M. Dinan
Publisher(s): Congressional Budget Office
Publication Date: 3/2013



The federal government has provided various types of  financial support for the development and production of  fuels and energy technologies in recent decades. That  support—which has taken the form of tax preferences  (special provisions of tax law that reduce tax liabilities for  certain activities, entities, or groups of people) and spending programs administered by the Department of Energy  (DOE)—totals an estimated $19.8 billion in fiscal year  2013. (Unless otherwise indicated, all years discussed in  this testimony are fiscal years, and all dollars are expressed  in current terms.) That amount includes $16.4 billion in  tax preferences and $3.4 billion in funding for DOE.