The stimulus is producing the worldâ€™s largest wind farm, a half dozen of the worldâ€™s largest solar arrays, and Americaâ€™s first refineries for advanced biofuels. Itâ€™s creating a battery-manufacturing industry for electric vehicles almost entirely from scratch. It financed net-zero border stations and visitors centers, an eco-friendly new Coast Guard headquarters, a one-of-a-kind â€œadvanced synchrotron light source.â€ It jump-started three long-awaited mega-projects in Manhattan aloneâ€”the Moynihan Station, the Second Avenue Subway, and the Long Island Railroad connection to the East Sideâ€”and it would have jump-started that multibillion-dollar rail tunnel to New Jersey as well if Governor Chris Christie hadnâ€™t killed the project.
It didnâ€™t build new dams, because we donâ€™t need new dams, but it did finance the largest dam-removal project in U.S. history to restore salmon flows on the Elwha River. It even distributed $50 million to artists
â€” The New New Deal, Slate.com.