Federal Support for the Development, Production, and Use of Fuels and Energy Technologies


In fiscal year 2015, the federal government supported the development, production, and use of fuels and energy technologies through tax preferences totaling $15.8 billion and spending by the Department of Energy totaling $5.4 billion.

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On June 29, 2016, CBO released an updated version of this report. A tax preference that was originally categorized as a preference related to renewable energy is now correctly categorized as a preference related to fossil fuels. That change affects Figures 1 and 2, Table 2, and related numbers in the text on pages 3 and 4 (of the print-friendly version).