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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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White House Releases Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook for State, Local, and Tribal Governments

The White House released the first edition of its Bipartisan Infrastructure Law guidebook to help state, local, Tribal and territorial governments understand and unlock the benefits from the historic investments in our nation’s infrastructure. The guidebook is a one-stop shop on the law and contains the most comprehensive information to date on the more than …

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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tops Off a Banner Year of Investment in Energy Communities

In one of his first actions in office, President Biden committed to establishing federal leadership in partnership with coal, oil and gas, and power plant communities to create good-paying union jobs and spur economic revitalization in the energy communities and for the workers that have powered this country for more than a century. The American …

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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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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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DOE Announces Communities LEAP Pilot, $16M In Funding for Environmental Justice And Fossil Fuel Communities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of its Communities LEAP (Local Energy Action Partnerships) Pilot program, which will provide up to $16 million to support environmental justice communities and communities with historical ties to fossil fuel industries in their transition to a clean energy economy. As part of President Biden’s commitment to …

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Energy Secretary Visits NM For Talks on Energy Infrastructure and Energy Communities

Granholm visited the Farmington area, where communities are bracing for the eventual closure of two coal-fired power plants and the mines that feed them. The economic effects of lost revenue and jobs are expected to ripple throughout the region. Labor leaders told Granholm that the transition away from fossil fuels has not been without its …

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County could benefit from federal Energy Communities funding plan

An interagency working group including various federal cabinet departments and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has come up with 25 priority “Energy Communities,” including portions of the Appalachian region extending from Kentucky and West Virginia through the tri-state area around Pittsburgh to the western end of New York state.  Read the …

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E&E News Q&A with IWG Executive Director Brian Anderson

“Ultimately, we’re driving toward a one-stop shop for the energy communities to be able to access comprehensive programs touching multiple aspects of the federal government and put together comprehensive economic redevelopment plans,” said Brian Anderson of the IWG. Read the full story at: https://www.eenews.net/articles/qa-bidens-pick-to-lead-coal-town-renewal-on-whats-next/

Commerce Department announces $300M in ARP funds for coal, energy communities

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced an allocation of $300 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds for economic revitalization in hard-hit coal and energy communities.The funding announcement advances the broader goals of the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization. Read the full story …

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