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July 30, 2015
Aug. 5 Webinar to Showcase Best Practices in Procurement for Tribes
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with the Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the ...
July 28, 2015
Through a U.S. Department of Energy grant, the Tonto Apache Tribe installed a 76.5-kilowatt photovoltaic system on their administration building to reduce building energy use. Photo by Deb Lastowka, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding for Tribal Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects
The Office of Indian Energy intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement later this year to help promote tribal energy sufficiency.
July 15, 2015
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White House Steps Up Commitment to Cultivating Next Generation of Native Leaders
On July 9, the White House hosted the inaugural Tribal Youth Gathering in collaboration with United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) and the De...
July 15, 2015
Both the Tribal Leader Forum and workshop will be held at the Pueblo Cultural Center (photo above) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Energy Department to Host Tribal Leader Forum and Tribal Renewable Energy Development Workshop in New Mexico
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting two back-to-back events July 27–29, 2015, at the Pueblo Cultural Center in...
July 9, 2015
Energy Department Selects Five Native American Communities to Receive Technical Assistance for Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that five Native American Tribes will receive on-the-ground technical support.
July 9, 2015
Interior Department Announces $11.8 Million to Support Tribal Climate Change Adaptation and Planning Projects
As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel...
July 2, 2015
A row of homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
USDA Awards Nearly $2 Million for First Phase of Regenerative Community Planned for Pine Ridge Reservation
On June 22, the Oglala Lakota Community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new sustainable and energy-self-s...
June 23, 2015
June 24 Webinar Will Discuss How Environmental Laws and Regulations Affect Tribal Energy Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next...
June 1, 2015
Energy Department to Lead Workshop on Tribal Renewable Energy Development in Oklahoma
Oklahoma tribal energy leaders have an opportunity to explore the tribal energy project development and financing process hands-on at an interactiv...
May 28, 2015
Energy Department Selects Five Alaska Villages in next round of START Project to Support Clean Energy Development

Program provides Alaska Native Corporations and Alaska Native governments with technical assistance to accelerate tribal clean energy projects and...

May 21, 2015
May 27 Webinar Will Explore Models and Tools for Evaluating Tribal Energy Project Potential
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next...
May 19, 2015
Christopher Clark Deschene Announced as DOE Office of Indian Energy Director
On May 18, 2015, Christopher Clark Deschene joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as Director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Progra...
April 30, 2015
Energy Department Extends Deadline to Apply for START Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance to May 22, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy the application deadline for the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response...
April 24, 2015
April 29 Webinar to Focus on Energy Efficient Housing and Integrating Renewable Energy Technology
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, will present the next Tribal Re...
April 23, 2015
Applications for START Clean Energy Project Development Technical Assistance Due May 22
The Office of Indian Energy is accepting applications for the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team.
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 ...
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 serie...
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...
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 f...
March 4, 2015
New White House Report Highlights Investments in the Future of Indian Country
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.
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...

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...
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 Strate...
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...