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Month: September 2021

IWG Executive Director Featured as Keynote Speaker at Marshall Plan for Middle America Kick-off Summit

Today, Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization Executive Director Brian Anderson discussed the power of partnerships for implementing energy and economic revitalization projects at the Marshall Plan for Middle America Kick-off Summit focused on the economy of the Upper Appalachia and Ohio River Valley region. Spread across four …

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FACT SHEET: White House Initiative to Revitalize Energy Communities Acting to Increase Funding, Reduce Barriers

Under the banner of the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization, top officials from the White House and eleven federal agencies met today to review actions completed to date and announced further commitments to pursue near- and long-term actions to support energy communities as the nation transitions to …

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ARC announces nearly $46.4 million in grants for coal-impacted communities

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization hosted a virtual event Thursday in Matewan to announce the award of $46.4 million in funds for 57 projects to support economic diversification in coal-impacted communities. Read the full story at: https://www.williamsondailynews.com/news/arc-announces-nearly-46-4-million-in-grants-for-coal-impacted-communities/article_c56d0a51-63e5-5bee-ac1a-be75f480a194.html

IWG Partners with NARUC on Federal-State Collaboration for Energy Community Revitalization Webinar

Earlier this week, leaders from several federal agencies under the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization presented at the “Federal-State Collaboration for Energy Community Revitalization” webinar hosted by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). The webinar highlighted opportunities for collaboration with state public utility commissions, as …

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Leaders seek to revitalize Navajo and Hopi economies through alternative energy options

On Sept. 14, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Hopi Chairman Tim Nuvangyaoma were among key speakers during a zoom conference with the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (IWG). Read the full story at: https://www.nhonews.com/news/2021/sep/21/leaders-seek-revitalize-navajo-and-hopi-economies-/

U.S. Secretary of Energy has positive vision of West Virginia’s future

As bleak as the coal industry has been recently, the U.S. Secretary of Energy seems very upbeat about West Virginia’s future. Speaking at a virtual forum recently, Secretary Jennifer Granholm said, “West Virginia did power the country for the past 100 years and we want West Virginia to power the country for the next 100 …

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EGEB: Can coal state West Virginia become the ‘poster child’ for clean energy?

US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm spoke at a virtual event cohosted by the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization. Read the full story at: https://electrek.co/2021/09/20/egeb-can-coal-state-west-virginia-become-the-poster-child-for-clean-energy/

U.S. Energy Secretary Granholm: West Virginia can be ‘poster child’ for green energy transition

West Virginia has the potential to be the “poster child” of the nation’s transition toward cleaner, greener energy, according to U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. Granholm recently was among the featured speakers for a virtual event co-hosted by the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic …

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ARC announces nearly $46.4 million for economic transformation

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization, ARC announced nearly $46.4 million for 57 projects across 184 counties to support economic diversification in the Region’s coal-impacted communities. Read the full story at: https://www.lanereport.com/146552/2021/09/arc-announces-nearly-46-4-million-for-economic-transformation/

Federal and Regional Agencies Host Virtual Event on Appalachia Economic Revitalization, New Award Recipients Announced

The Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization, and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) hosted a virtual event, “New Opportunities for Coal Communities”, today that showcased Matewan, WV community voices and discussed economic revitalization for coal communities in the region. The event featured federal, regional and local speakers, a …

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