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Federal Versus State in the Energy Renaissance

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Article | North American Builders (November 2014)
As Americans have long enjoyed cheap energy in this country, they have paid little regard to conservation measures over the years, buying energy-guzzling homes, cars and other luxury items. All that changed in the early years of the new millennium when the economic bubble in America finally burst. Along with the most serious economic downturn since the Great Depression came a new awareness of energy consumption; a Renaissance of sorts, led in part by a new focus on renewable energy. In the aftermath of the new Great Recession, the federal government responded with the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, also known as “the stimulus.” This new pot of federal money was intended to inject new life into the U.S. economy by creating jobs, in part through the creation of a cleaner, renewable energy infrastructure.