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The United States Department of Energy is seeking to increase funding for scientific and technological research. The agency’s acting spokesperson, John Kirby, announced that the DOE is asking Congress for a budget increase of over $1 billion to invest in research, development, and deployment of innovative technologies. Kirby noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of scientific research and innovation, as well as the need for reliable and resilient energy systems. He emphasized that the proposed budget increase would support the DOE’s efforts to accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies, reduce carbon emissions, and improve energy efficiency.

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