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Energy Communities IWG Wraps Up Technical Assistance Webinar Series

Yesterday the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) hosted the third and final webinar in its “Technical Assistance for Energy Communities” webinar series. This series was dedicated to highlighting federal and non-federal technical assistance opportunities available to energy communities and providing guidance on how to access …

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Director’s Update – January 18, 2023

Dear Energy Community Supporter, Happy New Year! The Energy Communities IWG is looking forward to another year of supporting energy communities and workers. Read on for important announcements and resources that were released in the past month. One Webinar Left in the Technical Assistance for Energy Communities Webinar Series The Energy Communities IWG’s three-part webinar …

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Director’s Update – December 16, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, Technical Assistance for Energy Communities Webinar Series Many energy communities need help identifying, applying, and managing financial assistance that could diversify and revitalize their economies. These communities often also struggle to coordinate with other organizations in their region to pursue larger opportunities that typically involve collaborative applications. In these instances, technical …

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USDA, IWG Host Workshop for Revitalizing Energy Communities in the Ohio Valley

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development hosted a workshop yesterday for energy communities in the Ohio Valley region. The half-day workshop, titled “Federal Resources for Revitalizing Rural Energy Communities in the Ohio Valley,” brought together …

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Director’s Update – November 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’s (Energy Communities IWG). Before reading on, please take a moment to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. New Funding Opportunities & Announcements Reminder: U.S. Department of Energy Seeks Public Input …

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IWG Participates in Building Resilient Economies in Coal Communities National Launch Event

Energy Communities IWG Executive Director Dr. Brian Anderson delivered remarks at the virtual Building Resilient Economies in Coal Communities (BRECC) National Launch Event on November 3, 2022. This event was hosted by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and provided an overview of the BRECC program and its benefits for coal communities. “I want to …

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Director’s Update – October 27, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, Thank you for reading another installment of the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization’s (Energy Communities IWG) e-newsletter. Below, we highlighted important funding announcements, important deadlines, upcoming events and a success story out of Virginia. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn …

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IWG Executive Director Kicks Off 2022 West Virginia Governor’s Energy Summit

Energy Communities IWG Executive Director Dr. Brian Anderson delivered opening remarks at the 2022 West Virginia Governor’s Energy Summit on Oct. 25 at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia. Anderson provided an overview of the Energy Communities IWG recent accomplishments, historic federal funding opportunities, and highlighted the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) latest developments …

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Director’s Update – October 11, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, Before reading on, check out the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Energy Communities IWG leaders attended several important events over the past two weeks to hear from stakeholders on the ground and educate them on billions …

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Federal Working Group Launches Rapid Response Team to Support Illinois Basin Energy Communities

USDA Rural Development’s Deputy Undersecretary Farah Ahmad speaking with media after announcing the IWG’s new Illinois Basin Rapid Response Team at an event in Carbondale, IL. The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG), today announced the creation and launch of a new Illinois Basin Rapid Response Team …

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