Some $2.98 billion is in the requested FY2007funding profile for technology research and development in the Climate Change Technology Program(CCTP) and its embedded NCCTI
, an amount $207 million (+7.5%) above the FY2006 funding level of $2.773 billion.
policy framework for global climate change, outlining a Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) and a National Climate Change Technology Initiative (NCCTI
), along with a new Cabinet-level Committee on Climate Change Science and Technology Integration to oversee their implementation.
The main Administration initiatives are: (1) FreedomCAR and Hydrogen Fuels, reflected in a $22.4 million, or 41%, increase for Fuel Cell Technologies to help reduce foreign oil dependence, improve electric power infrastructure security and reliability, and curb greenhouse gas emissions; (2) the National Climate Change Technology Initiative (NCCTI
), which would receive $9.5 million to promote competitive project solicitations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and (3) the Weatherization grants program, which would increase by $64.7 million, or 29%, to reduce energy bills and improve energy affordability for low-income families.