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July 2, 2015
A row of homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
USDA Awards Nearly $2 Million for First Phase of Regenerative Community Planned for Pine Ridge Reservation

On June 22, the Oglala Lakota Community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new sustainable and energy-self-sufficient community conceived and championed by the people who live there.

June 23, 2015
June 24 Webinar Will Discuss How Environmental Laws and Regulations Affect Tribal Energy Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Regulatory Impacts for Renewable Energy Projects on Indian Lands, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

June 1, 2015
Energy Department to Lead Workshop on Tribal Renewable Energy Development in Oklahoma

Oklahoma tribal energy leaders have an opportunity to explore the tribal energy project development and financing process hands-on at an interactive workshop being hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy June 9–11 at the Riverwind Hotel and Casino in Norman, Oklahoma.

May 28, 2015
Energy Department Selects Five Alaska Villages in next round of START Project to Support Clean Energy Development

Program provides Alaska Native Corporations and Alaska Native governments with technical assistance to accelerate tribal clean energy projects and initiatives.

May 21, 2015
May 27 Webinar Will Explore Models and Tools for Evaluating Tribal Energy Project Potential

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Models and Tools for Evaluating Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects, on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

May 19, 2015
Christopher Clark Deschene Announced as DOE Office of Indian Energy Director

On May 18, 2015, Christopher Clark Deschene joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as Director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.

April 30, 2015
Energy Department Extends Deadline to Apply for START Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance to May 22, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy the application deadline for the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance to May 22, 2015.

April 24, 2015
April 29 Webinar to Focus on Energy Efficient Housing and Integrating Renewable Energy Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Energy Efficiency, Zero Energy Ready Homes, and Off-grid Hybrid Power Generation Systems, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

April 23, 2015
Applications for START Clean Energy Project Development Technical Assistance Due May 22

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is accepting applications for the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance. Through START, federally recognized tribal governments and other tribal entities can apply for and are selected to receive on-the-ground support to accelerate clean energy project development.

April 23, 2015
First QER Report Incorporates Tribal Input on U.S. Transmission System Updates

The Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) Report, issued in April 2015, makes recommendations pertaining to eight national energy objectives, including increasing the resilience, reliability, safety, and security of (TS&D) infrastructure; modernizing the electric grid; addressing environmental aspects of TS&D infrastructure; enhancing employment and workforce training; and siting and permitting of TS&D infrastructure.