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IWG Virtual Workshop Helps Kentucky Energy Communities Advance Economic Development Projects and Revitalize Economies

The Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization hosted a virtual workshop today tailored to providing Kentucky’s energy communities with resources for economic transitions, workforce development and job opportunities. “Kentucky is home to two of the top ten priority energy communities outlined in the IWG’s initial report to the …

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Federal Officials Detail New Funding Opportunities For Energy Communities Available as Part of Historic Infrastructure Bill

The Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization hosted a webinar on the new infrastructure bill’s impact on energy communities, on Friday, Nov. 19. The event detailed new funding opportunities for coal, oil and gas, and power plant communities made available following the Presidential signing of the historic bipartisan Infrastructure …

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IWG Deputy Director Highlights Importance of Investing in Coal Communities at Small Communities, Big Solutions Conference

Today, the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization Deputy Director, Briggs White, discussed the importance of investing in West Virginia’s coal communities and shared details on how the IWG is supporting energy workers during the Small Communities, Big Solutions Conference. This four-day virtual conference, hosted by the Alliance …

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IWG Hosts Virtual Workshop on How Energy Communities Can Access Federal Funding to Address Economic and Community Hardships

IWG Executive Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., senior officials from several federal agencies , and practitioners in the field hosted a virtual workshop Nov. 3, 2021, to share key resources and advice on how energy communities can access billions of dollars available to address economic challenges and industrial hardships. The working session, titled “Where to Start? …

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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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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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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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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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IWG Meets with Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe Leaders to Discuss Economic Revitalization

Yesterday, IWG Executive Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., and several federal agency senior officials met with leaders from Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe to share details about federal funding available to help Tribal leaders strengthen their economies, workforce, businesses and communities. “It was wonderful to meet with Hopi Chairman Nuvangyaoma and Navajo President Nez yesterday to …

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