Policy Position Paper

This policy paper critiques the implementation approaches adopted in the Energy Assurance Planning (EAP) grant sanctioned by the Department of Energy under the auspices of American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. This legislation, popularly referred to as the stimulus or recovery act, was proposed by the Obama administration to overcome the economic recession and reinstate the American economy. The policy addresses several aspects of the economy, including housing, transportation, education, social security etc. This paper focuses on the energy component of the legislation and endeavors to critique the implementation of policy actions by states and localities where the grant money was received.

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About Ali

Ali is a PhD candidate in the Urban Planning and Public Policy program at University of Texas at Arlington. His research focuses on examining the emergence, persistence and stability of community-scale grassroots energy transitions across the US.

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