House passes spending bill boosting fossil-energy funds, lowering renewable energy

07/11/2014 | Hill, The · Politico Pro (subscription required)

The House passed a fiscal 2015 energy and water spending bill that increases funding for fossil energy programs and cuts funding for renewable energy by about $111 million. The bill puts $27.3 billion toward Department of Energy funding, nearly $25 million more than the 2014 enacted fiscal level but $1 billion below the White House request. The White House has threatened to veto the bill, which is seen as a shot at the administration's green-energy efforts. The Senate version, pending in the Appropriations Committee, includes an amendment to curb the EPA's emissions proposal for power plants.

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