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February 13, 2013
DOE Office of Indian Energy Partners with ACEP to Study Wind-Diesel Systems in Alaska

Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy is collaborating with the University of Alaska Fairbanks ACEP (Alaska Center for Energy and Power) to support in-depth technical and economic analysis of wind-diesel energy systems in rural Alaska. The resulting report will evaluate the costs and benefits of installing hybrid power systems in Alaska Native villages to alleviate high energy costs by reducing dependence on imported fossil fuels.

January 30, 2013
Energy Department Expands Technical Assistance for Tribal Energy Projects

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help Tribal communities across the country build a sustainable energy future, the Energy Department announced the second round of the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team Program.

January 24, 2013
2013 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series to Kick Off January 30

In response to popular demand, the DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration will continue their joint sponsorship of the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series in 2013. The DOE Office of Indian Energy will kick off this year’s schedule on January 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time with a webinar entitled Strategic Technical Response Team (START) and Online Education Program Update.

December 5, 2012
Energy Department Issues Tribal Renewable Energy Purchase Guidance and Project Development Resources

Efforts to Promote Energy Production and Economic Development on Tribal Lands

November 9, 2012
Alaska Natives Benefit from First-Ever Community Energy Development Workshop

As Alaska Native villages prepared for winter and the intensified energy challenges the season will bring, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy (DOE-IE) and DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tribal Energy Program co-hosted a workshop focused on solutions to those challenges.

November 2, 2012
START team members conduct a wind site assessment on the Campo Indian Reservation.
Tribal Energy Projects Benefit from Hands-On Technical Support

This fall the Office of Indian Energy has provided various Tribes and Alaska Native Villages with unbiased on-site technical support on potential energy projects, as well as hands-on assistance implementing solutions to a wide range of energy and environmental challenges.

October 2, 2012
DOE Office of Indian Energy to Host Workshop at RETECH Conference

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (DOE-IE) is honored to be a Gold sponsor of the 2012 Renewable Energy Technology Conference (RETECH) October 16–19, 2012, in Washington, D.C. RETECH is THE renewable energy industry's meeting place for more than 3,000 government, utility, finance, and technology professionals in 60 countries and is the only event dedicated to delivering coverage on every discipline of renewable energy technology.

July 30, 2012
DOE-Supported Education and Training Programs Help Crow Tribe Promote Energy Independence and Education

Two Department of Energy-supported programs are helping the Crow Tribe in Montana produce energy with minimal environmental impact, educate future generations and prepare its community for future jobs in energy fields.

July 18, 2012
IRS Announces New Tribal Economic Development Bond Allocation Guidance

Treasury and the IRS published new guidance today allocating Tribal Economic Development Bonds (TEDBs) for Tribes that have projects that are in the final stages of going to the market to receive financing.

June 28, 2012
USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Assist Rural Communities with Extremely High Energy Costs

Applications are due July 30, 2012, for USDA Rural Development grants to assist communities where expenditures for home energy exceed 275% of the national average.