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February 12, 2016
Energy Department Makes up to $7 Million Available for Assistance to Indian Tribes; Releases Alaska Solar Prospecting Report

Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the availability of up to $7 million to establish a technical assistance regional energy providers’ network to...

February 12, 2016
Feb. 24 Tribal Webinar to Focus on Exploring Energy Markets
According to SelectUSA, the energy industry is the third largest in the United States, representing more than $700 billion in investment potential ...
February 12, 2016
President Obama Announces Program Tie-Ins to Combat Climate Change, Brings New Opportunities for Tribes
The White House is helping communities tackle climate change challenges by linking two new programs: Climate Action Champions and Resilience AmeriC...
February 10, 2016
White House Climate Resilience Initiatives Bring New Opportunities for Tribes
The White House is helping communities tackle climate change challenges by linking two new initiatives: Climate Action Champions and Resilience Ame...
February 9, 2016
Office of Indian Energy Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is proposing a Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget of nearly $23 million, ...
January 28, 2016
DOE Office of Indian Energy to Host Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop Feb. 9–11
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy is offering a community-scale tribal renewable energy workshop Feb. 9–11 at the Agua Calien...
January 14, 2016
DOE’s 2016 Tribal Energy and Economic Development Webinar Series Kicks Off Jan. 27
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with the Western Area Power Administration, is continuing its sponsorsh...
January 14, 2016
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Moves Forward with First Utility-Scale Solar Plant
The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) is preparing to break ground on its first utility-scale solar plant, a 27.5-megawatt (MW) project on 300...
January 5, 2016
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Seeks Intern to Support Tribal Work
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is accepting applications for a year-round student internship supporting the laboratory’s work to...
December 29, 2015
The Osage Nation’s new state-of-the-art Welcome Center is elegant, inviting, and highly energy efficient.
New Osage Nation Facilities Deliver High Energy Performance, Comfort, and Cost Savings

The Osage Nation (OK) celebrated the opening of two state-of-the-art tribal government buildings designed with energy efficiency, comfort, and cost...

December 8, 2015
DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding for Inter-Tribal Providers Network
On Dec. 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs announced a notice of intent to issue a funding opportun...
November 25, 2015
DOE to Host Energy Track at 2015 BIA Providers Conference
The DOE Office of Indian Energy is offering an energy track at the 25th Annual BIA Tribal Providers Conference Dec. 2-3, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska...
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 t...
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...

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 ...
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 leade...
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...

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

The Energy Department issued a report showing that threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase due to climate change and...

August 18, 2015
DOE to Host Tribal Renewable Energy Development Workshop Sept. 1-3 in Colorado
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting an interactive workshop on developing commercial-scale renewable energy proj...
August 18, 2015
Deadline for DOE Indian Country Working Group Nominations Extended to Aug. 24
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for nominations for elected tribal government officials (or designated tribal government employees w...
August 6, 2015
Register for DOE Tribal Leader Forum on Oil and Gas by Aug. 7
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting a forum for tribal leaders on Oil and Gas Technical Assistance Capabilities ...