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February 12, 2016
Energy Department Makes up to $7 Million Available for Assistance to Indian Tribes; Releases Alaska Solar Prospecting Report

Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the availability of up to $7 million to establish a technical assistance regional energy providers’ network to Indian tribes and Alaska Native communities.

February 12, 2016
Feb. 24 Tribal Webinar to Focus on Exploring Energy Markets

According to SelectUSA, the energy industry is the third largest in the United States, representing more than $700 billion in investment potential over the next two decades. Tribes looking to capitalize on this market trend have an opportunity to learn from tribal energy and power industry experts at the Explore Your Energy Markets webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

February 12, 2016
President Obama Announces Program Tie-Ins to Combat Climate Change, Brings New Opportunities for Tribes

The White House is helping communities tackle climate change challenges by linking two new programs: Climate Action Champions and Resilience AmeriCorps.

February 10, 2016
White House Climate Resilience Initiatives Bring New Opportunities for Tribes

The White House is helping communities tackle climate change challenges by linking two new initiatives: Climate Action Champions and Resilience AmeriCorps.

February 9, 2016
Office of Indian Energy Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is proposing a Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget of nearly $23 million, or an increase of $7 million from the FY 2016 budget of $16 million.

January 28, 2016
DOE Office of Indian Energy to Host Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop Feb. 9–11

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy is offering a community-scale tribal renewable energy workshop Feb. 9–11 at the Agua Caliente Resort and Casino in Rancho Mirage, California.

January 14, 2016
DOE’s 2016 Tribal Energy and Economic Development Webinar Series Kicks Off Jan. 27

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with the Western Area Power Administration, is continuing its sponsorship of DOE’s monthly tribal webinar series in 2016.

January 14, 2016
A residential solar hybrid unit. Photo from NTUA
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Moves Forward with First Utility-Scale Solar Plant

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) is preparing to break ground on its first utility-scale solar plant, a 27.5-megawatt (MW) project on 300 acres in a Navajo community south of Monument Valley, Arizona.

January 11, 2016
Southern Ute Indian Tribe Solar Project Achieves Milestone

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has achieved a major milestone toward developing a roughly 1-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system that will generate energy equivalent to a 15% offset of the total energy usage at about 10 tribally owned buildings on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Ignacio, Colorado.

January 5, 2016
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Seeks Intern to Support Tribal Work

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is accepting applications for a year-round student internship supporting the laboratory’s work to foster clean energy development on tribal lands.