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Texas Recovery Act State Memo

Texas has substantial natural resources, including oil, gas, solar, biomass, and wind 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 Texas are supporting a broad range of clean energy projects, from carbon capture and storage to energy efficiency, the smart grid, solar, geothermal, and biomass projects. Through these investments, Texas’s businesses, universities, non‐profits, and local governments are creating quality jobs today and positioning Texas to play an important role in the new energy economy of the future.