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ARC hosting virtual event on opportunities for coal communities

Appalachian Regional Commission is partnering with President Biden’s Interagency Working Group on Revitalizing Coal and Power Plant Communities (IWG) to host a virtual event called New Opportunities for Coal Communities on Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Read the full story at: https://www.register-herald.com/news/money/arc-hosting-virtual-event-on-opportunities-for-coal-commmunities/article_b89e3899-760c-57d5-8eed-54d174e84a8d.html

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IWG Participates in USDA Virtual Roundtable, Discusses Supply Chain and Coal Communities

Representatives of the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization joined a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) virtual roundtable event today to discuss the agency’s plans to invest $4 billion through the Build Back Better initiative to strengthen the food supply chain and ensure the resilience and fairness of

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IWG and Federal Agencies Discuss Opportunities to Catalyze Economic Growth in North Dakota Energy Communities

In collaboration with several federal agencies, the Interagency Working Group (IWG) hosted a virtual workshop Wednesday, Sept. 8, tailored for North Dakota energy community members and leaders to learn about opportunities to help catalyze local projects for economic growth in the region. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, IWG Executive Director

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Feds offering workshop for coal communities funding

Senior officials from several federal agencies, including the U.S. Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Interior, spoke with North Dakota energy community members and leaders about available resources and federal funding to spur regional economic revitalization. Read the full story at: https://www.willistonherald.com/news/oil_and_energy/feds-offering-workshop-for-coal-communities-funding/article_4b9561de-1009-11ec-b320-9f282510c772.html

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IWG Hosts Economic Revitalization Webinar for Colorado Energy Communities

Yesterday, Interagency Working Group (IWG) Executive Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., federal agency representatives and local partner organizations held a virtual workshop focused on regional economic revitalization and available federal funding for Colorado energy communities, providing actionable pathways for communities to catalyze economic growth. A panel of local partners, including Colorado Office of Just Transition, Colorado

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IWG Executive Director Briefs National Governors Association on Resources for Energy Community Revitalization

Yesterday, Interagency Working Group (IWG) Executive Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., discussed federal funding available for revitalizing coal, oil and gas, and power plant communities during a National Governors Association’s virtual briefing. Alongside the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), Anderson discussed funding opportunities, such as the EDA’s Coal Communities Commitment, meant to spur economic revitalization, create

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Biden tapped this West Virginia scientist to help coal country, but can clean tech bring jobs?

Brian Anderson grew up in West Virginia, seeing the coal industry slowly decline to the point of utter collapse in recent years. Now, Mr. Anderson, a veteran energy scientist who since 2018 has served as director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, has an opportunity to do something to help towns like his. In April, Mr.

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Energy Secretary Granholm Travels to Priority Energy Community in New Mexico to Discuss the State’s Clean Energy Transition

Yesterday, United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm finished up a two-day listening tour and visit to New Mexico’s key energy sites with U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) in Albuquerque, Farmington and the Navajo Nation. Secretary Granholm’s visit highlighted the state’s efforts to increase electrification and build new clean energy sources to lower costs,

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Energy Secretary Visits NM For Talks on Energy Infrastructure and Energy Communities

Granholm visited the Farmington area, where communities are bracing for the eventual closure of two coal-fired power plants and the mines that feed them. The economic effects of lost revenue and jobs are expected to ripple throughout the region. Labor leaders told Granholm that the transition away from fossil fuels has not been without its

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IWG Virtual Workshop Provides Funding Opportunities, Local Perspectives to West Virginia Energy Communities

Interagency Working Group Executive Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., led the second IWG-hosted workshop centered on the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Coal Communities Commitment. This workshop shared funding opportunities and resources with energy communities in West Virginia and discussed perspectives from local organizations about the importance and benefits of federal funding. The virtual workshop, held

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