Resources IRA Energy Communities
This dataset contains 'Energy Communities' as defined by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. This law specifies that energy communities are those that satisfy at least one of three criteria: (1) the area is a brownfield (pollution-contaminated land), (2) the area is a census tract where a coal-fired power plant has closed since 2010, or (3) the area is an MSA where 0.17% or greater direct employment stems from the fossil fuel industry and the unemployment rate is at or above the national average.
This dataset contains analysis originally done by Resources for the Future (https://www.resources.org/common-resources/what-is-an-energy-community/)
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Criteria for designating area as energy community