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Funding for projects that support job creation in energy communities

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 21 October 2021

Following the White House "Initial report to the President on empowering workers through revitalizing energy communities", the U.S. DOE unveiled a USD 109.5 million financing scheme to support energy workers in fossil and power plant communities.

The investment includes:

- USD 75 million funding opportunity to engineer carbon capture projects;

- USD 19.5 million in funding awards for critical mineral extraction from coal and associated waste stream;

- USD 15 million for geothermal energy research projects at West Virginia University and Sandia National Laboratories.

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