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IWG, USEA Host Workshop on Opportunities for Energy Communities to Repurpose Fossil Energy Assets

Today, the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization and the United States Energy Association (USEA) hosted a half-day workshop that explored the many benefits of repurposing legacy fossil fuel infrastructure, including closed coal mines, coal power plants, and orphaned oil and gas wells. “Repurposing Fossil Assets” featured local …

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Federal Energy Community Interagency Working Group Announces Investments and Worker Strategies for Appalachia

White House officials, federal agencies, state leaders and public and private sector convene for listening session on energy transition investments and opportunities for Appalachia CHARLESTON, W. Va.—Today, President Biden’s Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization—a partnership among the White House and nearly a dozen federal agencies—committed to pursuing …

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White House, Federal Agencies Host Webinar on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments for Energy Communities

Today, energy community leaders from across the nation joined representatives from the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization and the White House for a webinar focused on funding opportunities made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) that can support projects urgently needed by many energy communities. This virtual …

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IWG Hosts Webinar to Debut Online Clearinghouse Tool, which Helps Energy Communities Access Critical Federal Funding

The Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization hosted a virtual workshop today to guide energy community leaders through its new online clearinghouse tool that curates relevant opportunities from across the federal government in one easy-to-access location. This free, digital database of federal funding opportunities currently houses over 60 …

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One-Year Anniversary of the IWG’s Launch: A Recap and Look Ahead

One year ago, on Jan. 27, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order establishing the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization. Its goal then and now is to adopt a government-wide approach to ensure traditional energy communities and workers have access to the critical resources necessary to support …

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IWG Hosts Virtual Workshop Tailored to Economic Growth and Workforce Development in Wyoming Energy Communities

The Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization hosted a virtual workshop today tailored to providing Wyoming’s energy communities with resources for economic growth, workforce development and job opportunities. Supporting Wyoming’s Energy Communities provided attendees with the unique opportunity to meet directly with federal, state and local officials in …

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White House, IWG Host Summit Announcing Launch of Centralized Web Tool and New Funding Commitments From Private and Philanthropic Sectors

This week, the White House hosted the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization, Cabinet-level and senior staff appointees, and several key stakeholders for a summit to address the progress and potential in engaging priority energy communities across the nation. During the event, IWG announced the launch of a …

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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tops Off a Banner Year of Investment in Energy Communities

In one of his first actions in office, President Biden committed to establishing federal leadership in partnership with coal, oil and gas, and power plant communities to create good-paying union jobs and spur economic revitalization in the energy communities and for the workers that have powered this country for more than a century. The American …

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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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