The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, "Renewable Energy Project Leasing on Tribal Lands," on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
According to the Intertribal Council on Utility Policy, wind resources on tribal lands in the Great Plains alone could power more than 50 million homes. This webinar will explore the opportunities for Tribes to reap the benefits of those untapped resources by leasing their land for wind and other renewable energy project development. Matthew Kirkland, Real Estate Services Division Chief at the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), will provide an overview of leasing regulations and discuss how the HEARTH Act of 2012 helps eliminate delays, costs, environmental reviews, administrative and judicial litigation, and risks associated with BIA review and approval of tribal leases of Indian land. There is no charge to attend the webinar, but registration is required.