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West Virginia Recovery Act State Memo

West Virginia 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 West Virginia are supporting a broad range of clean energy projects, from energy efficiency and the smart grid, to carbon capture and storage, transportation electrification, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown. Through these investments, West Virginia’s businesses, West Virginia University, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, non‐profits, and local governments are creating quality jobs today and positioning West Virginia to play an important role in the new energy economy of the future.