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Tennessee Recovery Act State Memo

Tennessee has substantial natural resources, including coal 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 Tennessee are supporting a broad range of clean energy projects, from energy efficiency and the smart grid to solar and advanced batteries, as well as over $580 million to accelerate environmental cleanup efforts on the Oak Ridge Reservation. Through these investments, Tennessee’s businesses, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, non‐profits, and local governments are creating quality jobs today and positioning Tennessee to play an important role in the new energy economy of the future.