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June 22, 2012
Harold "Gus" Frank, Forest County Potawatomi Community Chairman and 2012 White House "Champion of Change". Photo from Potawatomi Traveling Times
Leading the Charge: Harold Frank

Change doesn’t happen on its own. It’s led by dedicated and passionate people who are committed to empowering Indian Country to energize future generations. Leading the Charge is a regular Office of Indian Energy newsletter feature spotlighting the movers and shakers in energy development on tribal lands. In this issue, we talk to Harold “Gus” Frank, Forest County Potawatomi Community Chairman and 2012 White House “Champion of Change.”

June 22, 2012
The combination of the Native Village of Teller’s limited fuel storage capacity and a harsh winter led to a supply shortage. Photo by Alexander Dane, NREL
Native Village of Teller Addresses Heating Fuel Shortage, Improves Energy Security

During a site visit to the Native Village of Teller in April 2012, the Office of Indian Energy's Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team helped the community successfully transfer 10,000 gallons of fuel to a bulk fuel facility to secure the community's heating supply for the winter.

June 20, 2012
Julia Bovey, First Wind; Tracey LeBeau; Neil Kiely, First Wind; and Bob Springer (NREL) at First Wind's new Rollins project near Lincoln, Maine.
Tackling Energy Problems For America's Tribal Nations

The Energy Department is bringing in more tribes to confront the most pressing energy problems for Tribal Nations across the country.

June 1, 2012
Our Nation’s tribal communities are neighbors to the Energy Department’s National Laboratories and sites. In some cases there are tribes who retain treaty rights to land under the control of the Department.
Working With Tribal Nations – A Geographic, Legal, and Economic Imperative

The Energy Department works closely with Tribal Leaders to ensure Indian Country has a seat at the table in addressing our America’s economic, environmental, and energy security challenges.

April 17, 2012
This map demonstrates the potential capacity to generate clean hydroelectric energy at existing non-powered dams across the U.S.
Powering up America’s Waterways

A new report looks at the tremendous potential to generate clean hydroelectric energy at existing dams across the U.S.

March 15, 2012
Secrets of a Tribal Energy Auditor

Fawn Metcalf helps modest-income families save money and stay healthy by testing their homes for airflow leaks and structural problems.

February 23, 2012
The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's solar system is providing heating, cooling, and electricity to the Tribe's administration building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo from the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe.
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe Cuts Emissions, Promotes Green Growth

In pursuit of its long-term energy goal of reducing its carbon footprint to zero, the Forest County Potawatomi Community has adopted an integrated renewable energy deployment plan that includes the installation of solar, biogas, and biomass energy systems to heat, cool, and power its tribal facilities.

February 23, 2012
Jim Manion, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Leading the Charge: Jim Manion

Change doesn’t happen on its own. It’s led by dedicated and passionate people who are committed to empowering Indian Country to energize future generations. Leading the Charge is a regular Office of Indian Energy newsletter feature spotlighting the movers and shakers in energy development on tribal lands.

February 15, 2012
Energy Department officials meet with Tribal leaders at the "Exploring the Business Link Opportunity: Transmission & Clean Energy Development in the West” forum held in Denver, CO. | Courtesy of NREL.
Tribal Leaders and Energy Officials Team Up for Tribal Business Opportunities

Top tribal leaders, industry and tribal executives, and federal representatives are teaming up with the Office of Indian Energy at a forum on “Exploring the Business Link Opportunity: Transmission & Clean Energy Development in the West” -- an exciting opportunity to integrate these issues into a broader dialogue on tribal energy interests.

December 2, 2011
The Office of Indian Energy and the Denali Commission tour the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado. | Photo courtesy of NREL.
Energy Department Technical Assistance Bolsters Tribal Clean Energy Deployment

Exploring opportunities to leverage federal resources and expertise to help Alaska Native and Native American communities deploy clean energy projects, advance Tribal economic competitiveness and create jobs.