news1President Barack Obama’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget, released the week of Feb. 2, includes “an elevated focus on infrastructure,” Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Feb. 4 at the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) Energy Policy Outlook Conference in Washington, D.C.

The budget includes a 42 percent increase proposed for energy efficiency and renewable energy, up to $2.7 billion, Moniz told TransmissionHub.