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Energy Communities IWG Wraps Up Technical Assistance Webinar Series

Yesterday the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) hosted the third and final webinar in its “Technical Assistance for Energy Communities” webinar series. This series was dedicated to highlighting federal and non-federal technical assistance opportunities available to energy communities and providing guidance on how to access …

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USDA, IWG Host Workshop for Revitalizing Energy Communities in the Ohio Valley

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development hosted a workshop yesterday for energy communities in the Ohio Valley region. The half-day workshop, titled “Federal Resources for Revitalizing Rural Energy Communities in the Ohio Valley,” brought together …

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IWG Participates in Building Resilient Economies in Coal Communities National Launch Event

Energy Communities IWG Executive Director Dr. Brian Anderson delivered remarks at the virtual Building Resilient Economies in Coal Communities (BRECC) National Launch Event on November 3, 2022. This event was hosted by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and provided an overview of the BRECC program and its benefits for coal communities. “I want to …

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IWG Executive Director Kicks Off 2022 West Virginia Governor’s Energy Summit

Energy Communities IWG Executive Director Dr. Brian Anderson delivered opening remarks at the 2022 West Virginia Governor’s Energy Summit on Oct. 25 at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia. Anderson provided an overview of the Energy Communities IWG recent accomplishments, historic federal funding opportunities, and highlighted the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) latest developments …

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Federal Working Group Launches Rapid Response Team to Support Illinois Basin Energy Communities

USDA Rural Development’s Deputy Undersecretary Farah Ahmad speaking with media after announcing the IWG’s new Illinois Basin Rapid Response Team at an event in Carbondale, IL. The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG), today announced the creation and launch of a new Illinois Basin Rapid Response Team …

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Interagency Working Group Moderates Panel on Economic Development in West Virginia’s Energy Communities

Yesterday, the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG)’s Deputy Executive Director Briggs White led a panel on economic development and environmental remediation at the 2022 West Virginia Brownfields Conference in Huntington, WV. With a focus on energy communities, the panel, titled “Federal Resources for Environmental Remediation …

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Federal Working Group Announces Establishment of Rapid Response Team to Support Energy Communities in the Four Corners

The Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization, today announced the creation of a new Four Corners Rapid Response Team (RRT), bringing together 11 federal agencies and their regional staff to partner with local officials and community leaders in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah as they navigate the region’s energy transitions and transformations.

Energy Communities IWG Extends Public Comment Portal Deadline

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) today announced that the deadline for public comment will be extended by 30 days. The portal will remain open until September 8, 2022. The public comment portal seeks input from the public on the challenges facing energy communities, measures to address …

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Energy Communities IWG Executive Director Participates in DOE Carbon Negative Shot Summit Innovation Panel

Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) Executive Director Dr. Brian Anderson participated in a distinguished panel of experts at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carbon Negative Shot Summit on Wednesday, July 20. The Summit is part of DOE’s Carbon Negative Shot: an all-hands-on-deck call for …

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U.S. EPA, Interagency Group Host Webinar on Infrastructure Funds for Energy Communities

Today, the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) met with energy community leaders and members during a virtual workshop focused on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding relevant to energy communities. The webinar, titled “U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law …

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