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IWG Virtual Workshop Shared Funding Opportunities, Resources with Western Pennsylvania Energy Communities

IWG Executive Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., led the first in a series of IWG-hosted workshops that share funding opportunities and resources with energy communities impacted by the nation’s transition to a clean energy economy and help catalyze local projects that take advantage of such funding. The virtual workshop, held Aug. 12, 2021, was tailored for …

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County could benefit from federal Energy Communities funding plan

An interagency working group including various federal cabinet departments and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has come up with 25 priority “Energy Communities,” including portions of the Appalachian region extending from Kentucky and West Virginia through the tri-state area around Pittsburgh to the western end of New York state.  Read the …

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IWG Discussed Funding Opportunities during Wyoming-Focused Coal Communities Roundtable

IWG Executive Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., earlier this week met with coal community leaders in Wyoming to discuss plans, strategies and available funding opportunities to ensure America’s energy communities are positioned to build back better as the nation transitions to a clean energy economy. Anderson’s participation was part of an ongoing discussion series hosted by …

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E&E News Q&A with IWG Executive Director Brian Anderson

“Ultimately, we’re driving toward a one-stop shop for the energy communities to be able to access comprehensive programs touching multiple aspects of the federal government and put together comprehensive economic redevelopment plans,” said Brian Anderson of the IWG. Read the full story at: https://www.eenews.net/articles/qa-bidens-pick-to-lead-coal-town-renewal-on-whats-next/

Commerce Department announces $300M in ARP funds for coal, energy communities

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced an allocation of $300 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds for economic revitalization in hard-hit coal and energy communities.The funding announcement advances the broader goals of the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization. Read the full story …

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IWG Discusses Funding Opportunities to Revitalize Midwest Coal, Power Plant Communities

IWG Deputy Executive Director Briggs White, Ph.D., discussed plans and strategies to ensure no communities are left behind in the nation’s transformation to a clean-energy economy when he presented the keynote address at a meeting of the Midwestern Governors Association (MGA) on Wednesday, July 28. White outlined strategic efforts undertaken by the IWG on Coal …

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U.S. Department of Commerce announces $3B in new economic development funding – includes $300M to support America’s coal communities

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) will implement a series of programs, collectively called Investing in America’s Communities, to equitably invest the $3 billion it received from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act to help communities across the country build back …

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American Coal Council to Feature Interagency Working Group at Coal Q&A Webinar

Those interested in learning about the Biden administration’s Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization can do so during the upcoming American Coal Council “Coal Q&A” webinar. The American Coal Council’s Coal Q&A webinar series is a longstanding virtual educational forum for addressing important issues affecting the coal industry. …

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NETL Director to Present Keynote on Energy Decarbonization Efforts

NETL Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., will present the keynote address “Paving the Way to a Decarbonized Energy Future” at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, June 23, during the POWERGEN+ Series: The Future of Electricity. “By undertaking a diverse mix of critical projects, NETL is leading efforts to meet the ambitious goals of the Biden Administration calling …

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Nation Will Not Leave Energy Communities Behind in Transformation to Carbon-Free Power Sector

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm spoke to economic development and community leaders at today’s roundtable discussion at NETL in Morgantown, West Virginia, saying that energy communities in the Mountain State and other parts of the country will not be left behind as the nation undergoes a transformation to clean energy technologies. Secretary Granholm …

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