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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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Interagency Working Group Hosts Panel at 2022 Virginia Brownfields Conference

Yesterday, the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) participated in the 2022 Virginia Brownfields Conference. Deputy Executive Director Dr. Briggs White hosted a panel that focused on how federal funding, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, can be used for environmental cleanup, economic development, and more. “The …

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Interagency Working Group on Energy Communities Opens Public Comment Portal

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) today announced it is requesting information from the public to help inform the working group’s efforts. All stakeholders are encouraged to share their views, including energy workers (particularly those related to coal, oil and gas), elected officials, Tribal representatives, …

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USDA, Energy Communities IWG Host Two-Part Virtual, “How to” Workshop on Federal Grant Applications

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Rural Workforce Innovation Network (RWIN) and the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) wrapped up a two-part virtual workshop on applying for and managing federal grants.  Rural communities, especially those that are under resourced, often face challenges …

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IWG Executive Director Keynote Speaker at Focus Forward 2022

Today, IWG Executive Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D. participated in the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative (WVPEC) Focus Forward 2022 event in Morgantown, West Virginia, as a keynote speaker. Focus Forward 2022: West Virginia’s New Narrative showcased stories of innovation in government and industry, resiliency in education, and leadership in the changing culture of work in …

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Federal Interagency Working Group Kicks-Off Energy Communities Week 2022

One year ago, on April 23, 2021, the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) delivered its initial report to President Biden. This report identified 25 energy communities hard-hit by coal mine and power plant closures that are priorities for investment and engagement; nearly $38 billion in …

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