Energy Department Funding Up 43.2% in Last Decade

Funding for the Department of Energy  increased 43.2 percent from 2002 through 2012, according to calculations based on Treasury Department data.

In fiscal year 2002 (Oct. 1, 2001 – Sept. 30, 2002), outlays for the Energy Department were $17,772,000,000, according to the Final Monthly Treasury Statement for fiscal year 2002. Adjusted for inflation, that would be $22,681,180,000 in 2012 dollars, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator.

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