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Indian Energy News Archive

October 20, 2014
Building Bridges: Federal Agencies Join Forces to Promote Sustainable, Resilient Tribal Communities

Based on feedback received during the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama established the White House Council on Native American Affairs in June 2013. Chaired by Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the Council includes representatives from more than 30 federal departments and agencies working collaboratively to promote the development of prosperous and resilient tribal communities by:

1. Promoting sustainable economic development;

2. Supporting greater access to and control over healthcare;

October 7, 2014
DOE Announces Consultation Sessions with Alaska Native Tribes and Corporations

The U.S. Department of Energy will host seven tribal consultation sessions and seven stakeholder outreach meetings with Alaska Native federally recognized Tribes and corporations on the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The sessions will give Alaska Native Tribes and corporations an opportunity to provide input on a 10-year plan to develop renewable energy resources in the Arctic region.

October 2, 2014
Obama Administration Announces Competition to Showcase, Support Local and Tribal Climate Action; Applications Due Oct. 27

On October 1, 2014, the Obama Administration announced a new Climate Action Champions competition that will identify, showcase, and invest in up to 15 local and tribal governments across the country that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to cutting carbon pollution and preparing for the impacts of a changing climate.

September 22, 2014
Sept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal Energy Projects

Attend the Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and learn about two innovative financing mechanisms that can help move tribal energy projects forward.

August 20, 2014
Aug. 27 Webinar Will Focus on Financing Facility- and Community-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Projects

The Aug. 27 Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar will explore various forms of financing for smaller facility- and community-scale renewable energy projects, including their relative advantages and disadvantages to tribal communities.

July 31, 2014
Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar on Project Implementation and Operations & Maintenance on Aug. 8

The Energy Department's Office of Indian Energy, Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Project Implementation and Operations & Maintenance, on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time. The webinar will focus on the last two steps of a five-step tribal energy project development framework: Project Implementation and Operations and Maintenance (O&M).

July 17, 2014
Energy Department Announces Up to $7 Million to Expand Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands

The Energy Department today announced up to $7 million to deploy clean energy and energy efficiency projects in tribal communities, reducing reliance on fossil fuel, and promoting economic development.

July 16, 2014
Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Announces Tribal Climate Resilience Program

On July 16, at the fourth and final meeting of the White House State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, the Administration announced the new Tribal Climate Resilience Program to help tribes prepare for climate change.

June 18, 2014
June 25 Webinar to Explore Net Metering

Register for the Net Metering webinar, which will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

June 17, 2014
DOE Regional Tribal Energy Project Development and Finance Workshops to be Held this Summer

The DOE Office of Indian Energy and Tribal Energy Program are hosting a series of interactive workshops this summer for tribal leaders and staff focused on developing commercial-, community-, and facility-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands.