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 the District of Columbia reflect a broad range of clean energy projects, from energy efficiency and the smart grid to renewable energy and advanced battery manufacturing. Through these investments, the District of Columbia’s businesses, non‐profits, and local governments are creating quality jobs today and positioning the District of Columbia to play an important role in the new energy economy of the future.