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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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IWG Participates in USDA Virtual Roundtable, Discusses Supply Chain and Coal Communities

Representatives of the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization joined a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) virtual roundtable event today to discuss the agency’s plans to invest $4 billion through the Build Back Better initiative to strengthen the food supply chain and ensure the resilience and fairness of …

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IWG and Federal Agencies Discuss Opportunities to Catalyze Economic Growth in North Dakota Energy Communities

In collaboration with several federal agencies, the Interagency Working Group (IWG) hosted a virtual workshop Wednesday, Sept. 8, tailored for North Dakota energy community members and leaders to learn about opportunities to help catalyze local projects for economic growth in the region. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, IWG Executive Director …

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IWG Hosts Economic Revitalization Webinar for Colorado Energy Communities

Yesterday, Interagency Working Group (IWG) Executive Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., federal agency representatives and local partner organizations held a virtual workshop focused on regional economic revitalization and available federal funding for Colorado energy communities, providing actionable pathways for communities to catalyze economic growth. A panel of local partners, including Colorado Office of Just Transition, Colorado …

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IWG Executive Director Briefs National Governors Association on Resources for Energy Community Revitalization

Yesterday, Interagency Working Group (IWG) Executive Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., discussed federal funding available for revitalizing coal, oil and gas, and power plant communities during a National Governors Association’s virtual briefing. Alongside the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), Anderson discussed funding opportunities, such as the EDA’s Coal Communities Commitment, meant to spur economic revitalization, create …

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