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Nonprofit group to use federal funding for green projects


Funding totaling $90 million is slated for green energy jobs throughout the state.  An annual report from the Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition, a group of regional nonprofits in the Virginias and Ohio, lays out projects led by primary sponsor Coalfield Development and the Appalachian Climate Technologies Coalition.
Two thirds of the funding is from the U.S. Economic Development Administration as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, passed in 2021.

Projects include converting abandoned factories and brownfields in Charleston and Huntington into green manufacturing plants and job training centers, and repurposing abandoned mines into renewable energy fields that would use solar, wind or geothermal sources. 

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