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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.

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.

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.