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Indian Energy News Archive

November 9, 2015
Nov. 18 Tribal Energy Webinar to Focus on EPA Clean Power Plan

The final webinar of the 2015 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy and the Western Area Power Administration will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

November 5, 2015
Energy Department to Sign MOU with Interior Department to Assist Indian Tribes to Develop Energy Resources

The Department of Energy announced that it will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of the Interior to assist Indian Tribes throughout the United States to develop their energy resources.

November 3, 2015
Five Native Colleges Receive Grants to Advance Tribal Careers in STEM

On Oct. 29 during his keynote speech at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 2015 Diversity in STEM Conference, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz announced a new program to help ‎tribal‬ colleges prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and specifically in advanced manufacturing.

October 20, 2015
President Obama Announces 2015 White House Tribal Nations Conference

On Thursday, Nov. 5, President Obama will host the 2015 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference will provide leaders from the 567 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with high-level federal government officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

September 30, 2015
Energy Department Announces Request for Information on the Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition

The Energy Department announced today a Request for Information (RFI) to help shape the design of a newly proposed initiative - a Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition.

September 24, 2015
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Announces New Tribal Energy Technical Assistance Initiative to Help Native American Communities

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announces actions to strengthen energy support networks among Native American Tribes and Alaska Natives.

September 17, 2015
USDA Helps Reduce High Energy Costs in Tribal Lands

On Sept. 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced five grants to help reduce energy costs for tribes in Alaska, Arizona, and South Dakota where the cost of producing electricity is extremely high.

September 11, 2015
2015 Tribal Energy Summit to Explore Solutions to Energy and Climate Challenges

The U.S. Department of Energy is participating in the Tribal Energy Summit: A Path to Economic Sovereignty in partnership with U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Indian Energy, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Sept. 23–25, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

September 3, 2015
President Obama Announces New Investments to Combat Climate Change and Assist Remote Alaskan Communities

On Sept. 2 in Kotzebue, Alaska, the President announced a robust package of resources, funding, and other programs to assist with combatting climate change and building climate resilience in remote Alaskan communities.

September 2, 2015
Energy Department Issues Tribal Energy System Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Report, $6M for Native American Clean Energy Projects

The Energy Department issued a report showing that threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase due to climate change and announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects and energy efficiency projects on Indian lands.