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South Carolina Recovery Act State Memo

South Carolina has substantial nuclear and hydroelectric resources. 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 South Carolina reflect a broad range of clean energy projects, from energy efficiency and the smart grid to wind and solar, as well as nearly $1.6 billion to accelerate the environmental cleanup efforts at the Savannah River Site. Through these investments, South Carolina’s businesses, Clemson University, non‐profits, and local governments are creating quality jobs today and positioning South Carolina to play an important role in the new energy economy of the future.