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October 2, 2014
Obama Administration Announces Competition to Showcase, Support Local and Tribal Climate Action; Applications Due Oct. 27

On October 1, 2014, the Obama Administration announced a new Climate Action Champions competition that will identify, showcase, and invest in up to 15 local and tribal governments across the country that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to cutting carbon pollution and preparing for the impacts of a changing climate.

September 22, 2014
Sept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal Energy Projects

Attend the Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and learn about two innovative financing mechanisms that can help move tribal energy projects forward.

August 20, 2014
Aug. 27 Webinar Will Focus on Financing Facility- and Community-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Projects

The Aug. 27 Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar will explore various forms of financing for smaller facility- and community-scale renewable energy projects, including their relative advantages and disadvantages to tribal communities.

July 31, 2014
Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar on Project Implementation and Operations & Maintenance on Aug. 8

The Energy Department's Office of Indian Energy, Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Project Implementation and Operations & Maintenance, on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time. The webinar will focus on the last two steps of a five-step tribal energy project development framework: Project Implementation and Operations and Maintenance (O&M).

July 17, 2014
Energy Department Announces Up to $7 Million to Expand Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands

The Energy Department today announced up to $7 million to deploy clean energy and energy efficiency projects in tribal communities, reducing reliance on fossil fuel, and promoting economic development.

July 16, 2014
Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Announces Tribal Climate Resilience Program

On July 16, at the fourth and final meeting of the White House State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, the Administration announced the new Tribal Climate Resilience Program to help tribes prepare for climate change.

June 18, 2014
June 25 Webinar to Explore Net Metering

Register for the Net Metering webinar, which will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

June 17, 2014
DOE Regional Tribal Energy Project Development and Finance Workshops to be Held this Summer

The DOE Office of Indian Energy and Tribal Energy Program are hosting a series of interactive workshops this summer for tribal leaders and staff focused on developing commercial-, community-, and facility-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands.

May 30, 2014
DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity for Tribal Clean Energy Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tribal Energy Program is pleased to announce its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA).

May 28, 2014
A 2-megawatt anaerobic digester and biogas generation facility converts food waste into electricity to power 1,500 homes. Photo from Forest County Potawatomi Community.
Forest County Potawatomi Recognized for Renewable Energy Achievements

In pursuit of its long-term energy goal to reduce its carbon footprint to zero, the Forest County Potawatomi Community has assumed a leadership role in creating a sustainable and healthy world. Since adopting its environmental mission statement in November 2008, the Community has made significant strides toward implementing several types of renewable energy to power its tribal facilities.