The Senate Capital Budget was released on Wednesday, March 26. The Clean Energy Transition Fund (renamed from the Clean Energy Fund) is $17 million less than that proposed by the House Capital Budget Committee.
Compared to the House proposal, the Senate proposal is less by:
- Grid Modernization funding is reduced $2,600,000;
- Research, Development & Demonstration funding is less in the amount of $4,100,000; and
- The Non-Profit Lending is reduced by $5,000,000.
The Maritime Blue project is included at $5,000,000 in both budgets.
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory funds are reduced by $300,000.
There is money in the House budget for the Northwest Seaport Alliance and Grays Harbor totaling $5,000,000 that is stripped in the Senate budget.
For the programs that have been priorities for CleanTech Alliance membership, the House has allocated $32 million. The Senate budget reduces this to $20 million.
The University of Washington CAMCET is in the budget for a total of $29 million ($18.5 million is new). This is not a Clean Energy Transition fund account.
|Senate (millions)||House (millions)||Reduction in Senate Budget|
|Northwest Seaport Alliance||0.0||4.4||(4.4)|