Illinois Recovery Act State Memo

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Illinois has substantial natural resources, including coal, oil, and natural gas. 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 Illinois are supporting a broad range of clean energy projects, from energy efficiency and the smart grid to solar and wind, carbon capture and storage, and environmental cleanup, as well as both the Argonne National Laboratory and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Through these investments, Illinois’s businesses, universities, national labs, non‐profits, and local governments are creating quality jobs today and positioning Illinois to play an important role in the new energy economy of the future.