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Director’s Update – September 22, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, At the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG), our goal is to distribute more funding and resources to energy communities throughout the nation. As you read this newsletter, you will find information about funding opportunities, resources, upcoming events, and critical information that …

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Interagency Working Group Moderates Panel on Economic Development in West Virginia’s Energy Communities

Yesterday, the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG)’s Deputy Executive Director Briggs White led a panel on economic development and environmental remediation at the 2022 West Virginia Brownfields Conference in Huntington, WV. With a focus on energy communities, the panel, titled “Federal Resources for Environmental Remediation …

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Director’s Update – September 7, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, The last few weeks have been busy for the Biden-Harris Administration and federal agencies with the announcement of several investments in energy communities. From the enaction of the Inflation Reduction Act, to the establishment of an Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) …

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Federal Working Group Announces Establishment of Rapid Response Team to Support Energy Communities in the Four Corners

The Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization, today announced the creation of a new Four Corners Rapid Response Team (RRT), bringing together 11 federal agencies and their regional staff to partner with local officials and community leaders in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah as they navigate the region’s energy transitions and transformations.

Director’s Update – August 18, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) is committed to helping energy communities across the nation access much-needed federal funding opportunities to revitalize communities. Read on to learn more about key funding opportunities, upcoming deadlines, and additional resources available to energy communities. …

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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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