Yes - more of the types of worthwhile initiatives that included the half billion lost in Solyndra, that the Obama Administration is asking Congress to pass.

Energy Dept. asks for budget increases, despite rocky past year

Despite a tumultuous political and fiscal year, the Department of Energy is asking Congress for a substantially bigger budget in 2013 for some of its most disputed programs.

As part of President Obama’s budget proposal released Monday, the Energy Department requested that funding for its Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program, which seeks to invest in clean energy initiatives, increase 29.1 percent from 2012 to over $2.3 billion. The program’s 2012 enacted budget was $1.8 billion.