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Energy Efficiency

Below are resources for Tribes on energy efficiency.

Energy Efficiency Opportunities at USDA
Provides an overview of the various programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that address energy use in rural America. The paper examines changes to existing energy efficiency programs proposed in both the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill, and offers a set of recommendations to make energy efficiency resources at USDA more accessible. Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

Energy Planning: A Guide for Northwest Indian Tribes
Information and resources to help Tribes select, implement, and finance projects that conserve energy, generate renewable energy, construct and retrofit  energy-efficient buildings, and other energy-related community projects. Source: Northwest SEED.

Home and Building Technologies Basics
Learn about energy efficiency basics for homes and other buildings, including space heating and cooling, lighting, hot water, appliances, and electronics. Source: U.S. Department of Energy.

Native Power: A Handbook on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Native American Communities
A practical introduction to energy efficiency and renewable energy, but also provides information on community-scale projects. Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Transparent Cost Database
Public database featuring cost and performance estimates for electric generation, advanced vehicle, and renewable fuel technologies. Makes it much easier to view the range of estimates for what energy technologies, such as a utility-scale wind farm, rooftop solar installation, biofuel production plant, or an electric vehicle, might cost today or in the future. Source: U.S. Department of Energy.

Vehicles and Fuel Technologies Basics
Learn about technologies and ongoing research in alternative and advanced vehicles—or vehicles that run on fuels other than traditional petroleum. Source: U.S. Department of Energy.