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Month: March 2022

IWG, USEA Host Workshop on Opportunities for Energy Communities to Repurpose Fossil Energy Assets

Today, the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization and the United States Energy Association (USEA) hosted a half-day workshop that explored the many benefits of repurposing legacy fossil fuel infrastructure, including closed coal mines, coal power plants, and orphaned oil and gas wells. “Repurposing Fossil Assets” featured local …

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Federal Energy Community Interagency Working Group Announces Investments and Worker Strategies for Appalachia

White House officials, federal agencies, state leaders and public and private sector convene for listening session on energy transition investments and opportunities for Appalachia CHARLESTON, W. Va.—Today, President Biden’s Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization—a partnership among the White House and nearly a dozen federal agencies—committed to pursuing …

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Upcoming IWG Webinar and New Funding Opportunities

March 15, 2022 Dear Energy Community Supporter, Welcome to another installment of the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization newsletter. Agencies from across the federal government are regularly announcing new funding opportunities, collectively worth billions of dollars, to help revitalize economies of the nation’s energy communities. With this …

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IWG Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and New Funding Opportunities

March 2, 2022 Dear Energy Community Supporter, With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) in late 2021, funding opportunities for energy communities have surged. Agencies across the federal government are announcing programs to install and maintain broadband; implement training for dislocated workers; invest in transportation infrastructure; clean up abandoned mine lands and orphaned …

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