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Biden-Harris Administration Announces New AmeriCorps Project to Spur Economic Growth and Job Creation in Energy Communities

New American Climate Corps Project Will Support Economic Development in Nine Energy Communities while Preparing Young People for Good-Paying Jobs; Recruitment Open Now WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Biden-Harris Administration announced Energy Communities AmeriCorps, a new project that will engage 150 full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members in advancing locally designed economic development, workforce readiness, and environmental […]

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Energy Communities IWG Awarded 2024 Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Award

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) was awarded 2nd place in the Event – Community Engagement Forum category of the 2024 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards from the National Association of Government Communicators. “It is an absolute honor to receive the 2024 Blue Pencil

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Energy Communities IWG Announces Launch of Pennsylvania Rapid Response Team

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) today joined senior federal and state officials at the Catalyzing Economic Development in Pennsylvania’s Energy Communities event at Westmoreland County Community College to announce new federal initiatives to support workers, along with economic revitalization and workforce development in Pennsylvania

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Energy Communities IWG Announces New Team of Experts to Aid Energy Communities in Navigating Federal Resources

Today, the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) announced the official launch of the Energy Communities IWG Navigator at the annual Just Transition Fund Convening in Washington, D.C. The announcement was made by U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm who serves as the administrator of

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Energy Communities IWG Announces Launch of Appalachian Ohio Rapid Response Team

Today, the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) announced the launch of a Rapid Response Team (RRT) in Appalachian Ohio at the 3rd Annual Appalachia Forward Conference. The Energy Communities IWG RRT, led by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), will assist regional stakeholders in coordinating

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IWG Participates in Appalachian Regional Commission 2023 Annual Conference

Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D. provided remarks this week at the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) 2023 annual conference, Appalachia Rises. This year, the conference focused on highlighting the importance of resiliency and collaboration in strengthening communities across the Appalachian region. Appalachia

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Solutions to Water, Sewer and Broadband Infrastructure Challenges Discussed at Interagency Working Group Webinar

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) today hosted the second and final webinar in its series highlighting federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that support the improvement and revitalization of critical infrastructure in energy communities. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes historic investments to create

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Energy Communities IWG Executive Director Starts New Role in U.S. Department of Energy

Brian Anderson, Executive Director of the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) and former Director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), recently transitioned to a new role within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). While maintaining his leadership position in the Energy Communities IWG, Anderson

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Interagency Working Group Spotlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in Webinar on Overcoming Infrastructure Challenges

Today, the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) hosted the first webinar in its two-part series exploring the historic investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that support infrastructure challenges in energy communities. “Overcoming Common Infrastructure Challenges in Energy Communities – Part 1” focused on federal funding

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White House Official Visits Kentucky to Address County Officials Representing Coal, Oil, Gas and Power Plant Energy Communities

LEXINGTON, KY (June 14, 2023) – Alex Jacquez, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Development and Industrial Strategy at the White House National Economic Council, visited Lexington today to address county judge executives, magistrates, and commissioners at the Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association (KCJEA) and Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association (KMCA) Joint Summer Conference on

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