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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.

June 7, 2016
Office of Indian Energy Welcomes Summer Interns

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy is providing career development opportunities for 11 students this summer through two internship programs.

May 23, 2016
May 25 Webinar to Focus on Tribal Business Structures

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, is presenting a webinar titled, “Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects” on Wednesday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. The webinar will highlight the six different business structures that Indian tribes and tribally owned businesses can use to diversify their economic portfolio.

April 28, 2016
April Tribal Webinar on Energy Policy and Regulatory Environment Rescheduled for May 4

The Energy Department will present a webinar titled "Understanding the Energy Policy and Regulatory Environment" on Wednesday, May 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. The webinar, which was originally scheduled for April 27, will highlight how a working knowledge of land use and energy regulations and policies can help streamline the development of energy projects on tribal lands. Attendees will get tips for navigating the maze of federal, regional and state policies, rules, and regulations; discover how tribes can apply this knowledge in developing their own regulations and targets; and explore how tribal and inter-tribal policies can be implemented to promote tribal energy and economic sovereignty and support a sustainable energy future.

April 26, 2016
Energy Department Announces Technical Assistance for Self-Sufficiency and Lower Energy Costs for Rural Alaska Communities, and Releases “Sustainable Energy Solutions for Rural Alaska” Report

The Energy Department has announced 13 recipients of Remote Alaska Communities Energy Efficiency (RACEE) technical assistance, and released its “Sustainable Energy Solutions for Rural Alaska” report.

April 22, 2016
DOE to Host Energy Sessions at 2016 Native American Indian Housing Convention

The 2016 AMERIND Risk/Native American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Annual Convention & Tradeshow on May 8–11, in Oahu, Hawaii, is fast approaching. Through focused breakout sessions and informative exhibits, attendees will explore new and innovative strategies for addressing a variety of challenges related to workplace safety, housing management, human resources, and much more.

April 21, 2016
On April 20, Office of Indian Energy Director Chris Deschene (second from right) joined other key stakeholders for the official opening of the Menominee Tribal Enterprises biomass combined heat and power district energy plant in Wisconsin. Photo from Menominee Tribal Enterprises.
New Biomass System Helps Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

On April 20, 2016, Menominee Tribal Enterprises (MTE) celebrated the official opening of its biomass combined heat and power (CHP) district energy plant. MTE is the business arm of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, located approximately 45 miles northwest of Green Bay.

April 12, 2016
DOE to Host Workshop in Conjunction with Alaska Rural Energy Conference

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting a workshop on April 25, 2016, to help Alaska Native communities identify opportunities to engage with federal agencies to advance their energy projects and address energy and climate challenges.

April 8, 2016
DOE to Present on Energy Sovereignty, Economic Growth Opportunities at Native American Finance Conference April 17–19

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is sponsoring the Native American Finance Officers Association’s (NAFOA’s) 34th Annual Conference April 17–19 in Phoenix, Arizona. This two-day conference is an opportunity for tribes to explore solutions to the economic and financial issues facing Indian Country, and provides networking opportunities with tribal leaders, professionals, and influential federal agencies.

March 22, 2016
Energy Department Announces Over $9 Million in Funding for 16 Indian and Alaska Native Community Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

Energy Department announced today funding for 24 American Indian and Alaska Native communities to deploy clean energy and energy efficiency projects.