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August 23, 2016
Aug. 31 Webinar to Focus on Project Regulatory Considerations

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, is hosting a free webinar on "Project Regulatory Considerations" Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

August 22, 2016
White House Announces Sept. 26 Tribal Nations Conference; Releases Progress Report

President Obama will host the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference on Monday, Sept. 26, in Washington, D.C. The President’s final Tribal Nations Conference will continue to build on his Administration’s firm commitment to strengthening the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

August 22, 2016
Site of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Oxford Solar Project. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL
Southern Ute Indian Tribe to Begin Construction on Solar Project

Construction on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s 1.3-megawatt ground-mounted solar array in Ignacio, Colorado, will begin in early September, according to Namaste Solar, an employee-owned cooperative that will design, develop, and construct the solar array.

August 18, 2016
Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop: Exploring a New Path to Prosperity in Indian Country

The U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy are hosting a Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop September 7–8, 2016, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.

August 17, 2016
DOE Makes Up to $3 Million Available to Fund First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands

In support of the Obama Administration’s commitment to strengthening partnerships with Tribal Nations and advancing tribal energy development, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy today announced the availability of up to $3 million to initiate the first steps toward developing and sustaining renewable energy and energy efficiency on tribal lands.

August 2, 2016
Solar Conference Highlights Opportunities for Industry to Partner with Tribes

On July 12 at the 2016 Solar Conference in San Francisco, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Director Chris Deschene introduced the hundreds of solar industry enthusiasts, developers, and investors in attendance to an emerging opportunity that may not have been on their radars: renewable energy development on tribal lands.

July 27, 2016
On July 25, Office of Indian Energy Director Chris Deschene joined Soboba Tribal Council Vice-Chair Isaiah Vivanco, other members of the tribal council and staff, and partners from Southern California Edison and Optimum Group for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians’ new solar system. Photo from the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians.
Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians Celebrates Initial Step Toward Achieving Its Tribal Energy Vision

On July 25, the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians (Tribe) celebrated the installation of a 1-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system on its approximately 7,000-acre Reservation in the foothills of the San Jacinto Valley in Southern California.

July 22, 2016
July 27 Webinar to Explore Tribal Project Development Path and Examples

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, is pleased to present a webinar titled "Project Development for Long Term Tribal Energy" on Wednesday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. This webinar will introduce the project development framework the Office of Indian Energy developed to facilitate tribal energy projects, which includes five steps.

July 19, 2016
FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative

Reposted from WhiteHouse.gov.

President Obama is committed to ensuring that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills – and that every American community has the tools they need to tackle local air pollution and global climate change.

June 22, 2016
June 29 Webinar to Focus on Tribal Energy and Economic Sovereignty

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, is pleased to present a webinar titled "Tribal Clean Energy for Sovereignty and Economic Development" on Wednesday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.