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Heilman, Col. James H., Deputy Director, Headquarters USAF Directorate of
Space, Deputy Chief of Staff Plans and Operations, accompanied by Col.
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Stello, Victor, Executive Director for Operations, Nuclear Regulatory Com-
APPENDIX IV Additional material submitted for the record .....
MONDAY, MAY 5, 1986
er, Michigan Public Service Commission .............
al Electric Co.............. Arnold, Dr. W.H., general manager, Advanced Energy Systems Division, Wes
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power systems, Combustion Engineering, Inc
dyne Division, Rockwell International...........
Oak Ridge National Laboratory .........
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APPENDIX V Responses to additional committee questions.
MONDAY, JUNE 23, 1986
Beaumont Hospital, on behalf of the American College of Nuclear Physi-
.................. Evans, Hon. Daniel J., a U.S. Senator from the State of Washington ............. Trivelpiece, Dr. Alvin W., Director, Office of Energy Research, Department of
partment of Energy, accompanied by Geoffrey Judge, Acting Director,
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS-FISCAL YEAR 1987 (Conservation and Renewable Energy and Fossil
MONDAY, MARCH 17, 1986
U.S. SENATE, SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES,
Washington, DC. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 2:10 p.m., in room SD-366, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Hon. Pete V. Domenici, presiding.
Present: Senators Domenici, Hecht, Evans, and Ford.
Also present: Marilyn Meigs, professional staff member; Benjamin S. Cooper, professional staff member for the minority; and James T. Bruce, counsel for the minority.
Senator DOMENICI. The subcommittee will come to order. Thank you for being here, Senator, and we will try to expedite the hear
OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. PETE V. DOMENICI, A U.S.
SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO Senator DOMENICI. Although the Department of Energy budget is nearly unchanged, $12.1 billion in fiscal year 1987 compared to $11.97 in fiscal year 1986, about a 1-percent increase over 1986, it seems that the programs supporting fossil fuel, solar and renewable energy and conservation are taking a substantial reduction, anywhere from 47 to 58 percent.
Many believe that the priority of the proposed budget is shortsighted and does not reflect the priorities that Congress desires or that are good for the country. I understand we are under severe fiscal restraint, and clearly the office will try to have some balance in the energy programs.
The R&D policy is one that should be within the limits of our foresight and should insure some stability in reducing dependence on foreign energy sources and should not be oscillating as much as the world oil prices which are out of our control. Cost effective R&D is essential. Ultimately it has the chance to provide us with adequate technologies, hopefully when we need them.
Today our purpose is to take testimony in the hope that Congress and the administration, as we move through the year, can come up
with some changes in priorities that were in the President's budget so we will have a more balanced R&D program.
[A prepared statement submitted for the record by Senator Bingaman follows:]
STATEMENT BY SENATOR JEFF BINGAMAN
I thank Senator Domenici and Senator Ford for holding
this hearing to review the proposed budget for Conservation, Renewable, and Fossil Energy programs within the Department
of Energy. The Administration has been trying for almost six
years to decimate the worthwhile federal energy research and development initiatives in these areas. I have opposed this short-sighted policy in the past and will do so more vigorously now and in the future.
It seems to me to be another example of the Administration's misplaced priorities. The magnitude of the cuts in the President's proposed budget are particularly unwise as we face a very uncertain energy future. The recent
rapid decline in oil prices will inevitably mean greater
dependence on importeå crude oil and petroleum products and the displacement of domestic supplies. We see the continuing reduction in capital expenditures by the major oil companies in exploration and development activities and the permanent loss of low volume stripper wells by many of our own independents. Further, the volatility of the Middle East