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September 26, 2016
DOE Announces Intent to Issue New Funding Opportunity for Tribal Clean Energy Project Deployment

On Sept. 26, during the White House Tribal Nations Conference, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands” later this year.

September 26, 2016
President Obama Announces New Opportunities to Support Tribes During White House Tribal Nations Conference

On Sept. 26, the White House brought together leaders from federally recognized Indian tribes to Washington, D.C., for the 8th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference.

September 23, 2016
Sept. 28 Webinar to Highlight Strategic Partnerships for Clean Energy and Economic Development

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, is hosting a free webinar on "Strategic Partnerships for Clean Energy and Economic Development Project Regulatory Considerations" Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

September 14, 2016
Podcast Highlights Solar Energy Potential in Alaska

The 2016 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy report “Solar Energy Prospecting in Remote Alaska: An Economic Analysis of Solar Photovoltaics in the Last Frontier State” was featured in a recent Yale Climate Connections podcast entitled “Solar Even In Alaska: Really? Really!” The story focuses on a key finding highlighted in the report—that it can make economic sense for certain diesel-dependent remote Alaskan villages to make the switch to solar along with other electricity-saving measures.

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 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 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.