Louisiana has substantial natural resources, including abundant oil, gas, coal, biomass, and hydroelectric power. The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is
making a meaningful down payment on the nation’s energy and environmental future. The Recovery Act investments in Louisiana are supporting a broad range of clean energy projects, from energy efficiency and smart grid to solar and geothermal, advanced battery manufacturing and biofuels. Through these investments, Louisiana’s businesses, universities, non‐profits, and local governments are creating quality jobs today and positioning Louisiana to play an important role in the new energy economy of the future.