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April 23, 2015
First QER Report Incorporates Tribal Input on U.S. Transmission System Updates

The Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) Report, issued in April 2015, makes recommendations pertaining to eight national energy objectives, including increasing the resilience, reliability, safety, and security of (TS&D) infrastructure; modernizing the electric grid; addressing environmental aspects of TS&D infrastructure; enhancing employment and workforce training; and siting and permitting of TS&D infrastructure.

March 19, 2015
Ted Wright of the Stillaguamish Tribe and Shannon Loeve of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa review resource maps during a 2014 tribal energy project development and financing workshop in Golden, Colorado. Photo by Amy Glickson, NREL 31795.
Regional Tribal Renewable Energy Workshops Announced

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is offering a series of interactive workshops that will walk participants through the process for developing commercial- and community -scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands.

March 19, 2015
March 25 Webinar to Focus on Building Tribal Capacity to Deploy Strategic Energy Plans and Guide Project Development Decisions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Tribal Energy Development Operation and Maintenance Best Practices, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

March 18, 2015
Energy Department Selects 11 Tribal Communities to Deploy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies

Projects provide Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages clean energy options that will reduce fossil fuel use and save money.

March 12, 2015
Deborah Tewa focused on tribal off-grid photovoltaic systems and renewable energy systems during her 2002 internship. Photo courtesy from Sandra Begay-Campbell, Sandia National Laboratories.
Indian Energy Summer Internship Program Now Accepting Applications: Deadline Is March 27

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy, the Indian Energy Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications for a 12-week internship at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Interns will get first-hand experience with existing tribal renewable energy projects and exposure to issues concerning tribal renewable energy technology use and application.

March 4, 2015
New White House Report Highlights Investments in the Future of Indian Country

On February 27, the White House released its 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference Progress Report, Investing in the Future of Tribal Nations. The report gives substance to the President’s stated commitment to strengthening nation-to-nation relationships with Indian Tribes by documenting the progress the Administration has made in Indian Country over the past year.

February 25, 2015
Energy Department to Help Tribes Advance Clean Energy Projects and Increase Resiliency

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help tribal communities nationwide enhance their energy security and build a sustainable energy future, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance, which provides federally recognized tribal governments and other tribal entities with on-the-ground support to accelerate clean energy project deployment.

February 20, 2015
Feb. 25 Webinar Will Focus on Managing and Implementing Energy Projects for Community Economic Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Organizational Models for Tribal Energy Development, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

February 13, 2015
Energy Department Announces Second Round of National Strategy for the Arctic Region Meetings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing the second round of tribal consultations and stakeholder outreach meetings on the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR), 10-Year Plan to accelerate renewable energy deployment in the Arctic Region.

February 12, 2015
Energy Department, Arizona Utilities Announce Transmission Infrastructure Project Energization

Today, the Department of Energy’s Western Area Power Administration (Western) and a group of Arizona utilities celebrated the energizing of a new transmission infrastructure project that will serve the state’s growing electrical energy needs, attract renewable energy development to the area, and strengthen the transmission system in the Southwestern United States.