ERIC Number: ED231633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Federal R&D Funding for Energy: Fiscal Years 1971-84. Special Report.
Geraci, Joseph J.
Outlined in this report is the nature and disposition of research and development (R&D) funding on the part of Federal agencies responsible for implementing changing national energy policy objectives for 1971-84. These funding data are presented in three major sections: (1) Federal role in energy R&D support (focusing on recent trends, historical perspectives, and basic research); (2) nuclear energy R&D programs; (3) and non-nuclear energy R&D programs. Introductory material, highlights of major findings (focusing on recent funding trends), and energy R&D programs in the 1983 Federal budget are also presented. The latter include programs related to: solar energy; geothermal energy; nuclear fission; magnetic fusion; electric energy and energy storage systems; biological and environmental research; supporting research; fossil energy; energy conservation; uranium enrichment; as well as Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Environmental Protection Agency programs. Among the findings reported are those indicating: (1) significant shifts in Federal R&D energy funding policy during the past 12 years, in response to events on both the national and international scenes; and (2) growth in the share of energy within the Federal R&D total from 4 percent (1971) to 12 percent (1978-79), and a marked decline to 5 percent in the 1983 budget proposal. (JN)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Budgets, Development, Energy, Energy Conservation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Government Role, Nuclear Energy, Research, Solar Energy
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($3.50 per copy).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.