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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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Director’s Update – August 4, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, Thank you for your continued interest in the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) Director’s Updates. Read on for a reminder to submit feedback to Energy Communities IWG public comment portal, funding opportunities and deadlines, new resources from federal agencies, and a success story …

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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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Director’s Update – July 14, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) is committed to breaking down barriers energy communities often face when searching for and accessing funds, by providing timely and relevant funding opportunities and resources. Read on for those resources and information, and follow us …

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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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Director’s Update – June 27, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, Thank you for your continued interest in the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) Director Updates. Before you read further about our new public comment portal, new funding opportunities, and more, please take a moment to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Upcoming Webinar …

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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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Director’s Update – June 14, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, Thank you for your continued interest in the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) Director Updates. Before you read further about our new public comment portal, new funding opportunities, and more, please take a moment to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Public Comment …

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Director’s Update – May 18, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, Thank you for your continued interest in the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) Director Updates. In addition to funding updates and deadlines, this edition features a recent “how to” webinar recap and a success story out of Pennsylvania. Highlights include everything …

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