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Biden-Harris Administration Announces New AmeriCorps Project to Spur Economic Growth and Job Creation in Energy Communities

New American Climate Corps Project Will Support Economic Development in Nine Energy Communities while Preparing Young People for Good-Paying Jobs; Recruitment Open Now WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Biden-Harris Administration announced Energy Communities AmeriCorps, a new project that will engage 150 full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members in advancing locally designed economic development, workforce readiness, and environmental […]

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Director’s Update – July 12, 2024

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (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. Empowering America’s Energy Communities: IWG Stakeholder Retreat

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Downtown Pineville Revitalization

Pineville, Kentucky, is revitalizing its downtown after several years of feeling the impact 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. Starting in 2013, Main Street Pineville rolled out incentives for upkeeping

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Form Energy Success Story

Image Courtesy of Form Energy, Inc. American technology company Form Energy, Inc. is nearing completion of construction of Form Factory 1, the company’s first high-volume manufacturing facility. Located in Weirton, West Virginia, Form Factory 1 will be the site of production for iron-air batteries, which are used in renewable energy technologies including the electric grid.

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TerraPower Nuclear Plant

Image Courtesy of TerraPower TerraPower broke ground on its Natrium reactor near a retired coal plant in Kemmerer, Wyoming, in June 2024. Natrium will be the first commercial reactor in the state of Wyoming and one of the first advanced reactors to operate in the United States, expanding the state’s already impressive energy portfolio. The

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Gurney’s Bend Panel

Images from Council of State Community Development Agencies (COSCDA) The housing-education pipeline is being reimagined in the small town of Hazard, Kentucky. Gurney’s Bend — a partnership between the Housing Development Alliance (HDA) and the city of Hazard, Kentucky — brings 15 single-family affordable houses to a city that had not seen a new development in 50 years. Located in eastern Kentucky, #2 in the Energy Communities IWG’s

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The Wilds

The Wilds, a nonprofit animal conservation center located in Cumberland, Ohio, is building a 60-acre recreational vehicle campground funded by a $2 million American Rescue Plan grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and $3.5 million from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), Ohio Department of Natural

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Director’s Update – June 7, 2024

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (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. § 48C Round 2 Concept Papers Due June 21

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Energy Communities IWG Awarded 2024 Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Award

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) was awarded 2nd place in the Event – Community Engagement Forum category of the 2024 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards from the National Association of Government Communicators. “It is an absolute honor to receive the 2024 Blue Pencil

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Director’s Update – May 7, 2024

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (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: Institutional Investment Opportunities in America’s Energy Transition

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