Letter in Support of Increased Appropriations for Energy Efficiency Programs, Mitigating Risks of Impoundment, and Robust Congressional Oversight of Federal Spending

February 02, 2018

NRDC joined a coalition of 19 energy efficiency and clean energy organizations, states, businesses, trade associations and others, in sending a letter to House & Senate Appropriations Committee leadership, urging appropriators to increase Fiscal Year (FY18) budget cap allocations for federal energy efficiency programs. Expressing support for an increase in available funds for FY2018 for non-defense discretionary priorities, distributed across programs that deliver direct benefits to taxpayers. In addition, in the wake of a December 2017 impoundment finding by the U.S. Governmental Accountability Office (GAO), urging Congress to commit to continuous and rigorous oversight to ensure that appropriated funds are spent as directed by Congress.