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Recovery Act provision boosts renewable energy projects

April 2010
Congratulations to EED's Jennifer States, who played a key role in implementing a provision, Section 1603, of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Essentially, that provision provides money--rather than tax credits--to qualifying renewable energy projects in the U.S., once projects are operational.  The money covers up to 30 percent of project costs.  Companies to date have received more than $2 billion in payments, jumpstarting new wind, solar and other projects that were on hold for lack of financing.   Jennifer's involvement in this activity began in spring 2009, during a one-year assignment with the Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program in DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Jennifer currently serves as PNNL's program manager for Wind and Water Power Technologies.

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