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Director’s Update – February 15, 2024

The Energy Communities IWG is pursuing a whole-of-government approach to create good-paying union jobs; spur economic revitalization; remediate environmental degradation; and support energy workers in coal, oil and gas, and power plant communities across the country. Getting Started Guide Webinar Join the Energy Communities IWG on March 6, 2024, from 1–2 p.m. EST for a webinar providing […]

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Belmont College, Ohio

Image source  The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded Belmont College in St. Clairsville, Ohio, a $5 million grant – one of the largest grants in the school’s history –  to construct a new building for its construction trades program. The new building will provide students with lab and classroom space and

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San Juan Solar and Storage

Image source  D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESI) closed on its San Juan Solar and Storage Project located in San Juan County, New Mexico, in July 2023. The project will interconnect to the grid using existing infrastructure from the former San Juan Generating Station. San Juan 1 is the first phase of a larger project that

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2023 IWG Director’s Wrap Up

Federal representatives and local stakeholders network at an Energy Communities IWG event in Pennsylvania. Dear Energy Communities Supporters, As the holidays draw near, and as our team reflects on the important work of the Energy Communities IWG in 2023, it can be summed up in three words: people helping people. Our mission is to ensure

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Director’s Update – November 9, 2023

The Energy Communities IWG is pursuing a whole-of-government approach to create good-paying union jobs; spur economic revitalization; remediate environmental degradation; and support energy workers in coal, oil and gas, and power plant communities across the country. Energy Communities IWG Getting Started Guide The Energy Communities IWG announced the launch of one of its latest resources, the Getting

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Energy Communities IWG Announces Launch of Pennsylvania Rapid Response Team

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) today joined senior federal and state officials at the Catalyzing Economic Development in Pennsylvania’s Energy Communities event at Westmoreland County Community College to announce new federal initiatives to support workers, along with economic revitalization and workforce development in Pennsylvania

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Energy Communities IWG Announces New Team of Experts to Aid Energy Communities in Navigating Federal Resources

Today, the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) announced the official launch of the Energy Communities IWG Navigator at the annual Just Transition Fund Convening in Washington, D.C. The announcement was made by U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm who serves as the administrator of

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Director’s Update – October 3, 2023

The Energy Communities IWG is pursuing a whole-of-government approach to create good-paying union jobs, spur economic revitalization, remediate environmental degradation and support energy workers in coal, oil and gas, and power plant communities across the country. Energy Communities IWG Announces Launch of Appalachia Ohio Rapid Response Team The Energy Communities IWG announced the launch of a Rapid

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Energy Communities IWG Announces Launch of Appalachian Ohio Rapid Response Team

Today, the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) announced the launch of a Rapid Response Team (RRT) in Appalachian Ohio at the 3rd Annual Appalachia Forward Conference. The Energy Communities IWG RRT, led by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), will assist regional stakeholders in coordinating

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Downtown Pineville Revitalization Panel

Downtown Pineville, Kentucky is revitalizing its downtown after several years of feeling the impacts of being one of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) economically distressed counties. The town is putting a significant emphasis on the new energy economy and infrastructure, including restaurants, businesses and housing. Downtown Pineville recently rolled out incentives for upkeeping properties, and

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