The hydrogen economy avoids the chopping block in President Bush’s 2006 budget, submitted to Congress Feb. 7 and proposed for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. Bush’s $2.57 trillion budget cuts a number of government programs considered to be supported by “non-security discretionary spending,” the White House’s Office of Management and Budget says. While many programs will suffer, funding for hydrogen research jumps 14% vs. 2005 levels. Bush proposes to spend $260 million in 2006 ...
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