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Indian Energy News Archive

September 24, 2015
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Announces New Tribal Energy Technical Assistance Initiative to Help Native American Communities

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announces actions to strengthen energy support networks among Native American Tribes and Alaska Natives.

September 17, 2015
USDA Helps Reduce High Energy Costs in Tribal Lands

On Sept. 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced five grants to help reduce energy costs for tribes in Alaska, Arizona, and South Dakota where the cost of producing electricity is extremely high.

September 11, 2015
2015 Tribal Energy Summit to Explore Solutions to Energy and Climate Challenges

The U.S. Department of Energy is participating in the Tribal Energy Summit: A Path to Economic Sovereignty in partnership with U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Indian Energy, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Sept. 23–25, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

September 3, 2015
President Obama Announces New Investments to Combat Climate Change and Assist Remote Alaskan Communities

On Sept. 2 in Kotzebue, Alaska, the President announced a robust package of resources, funding, and other programs to assist with combatting climate change and building climate resilience in remote Alaskan communities.

September 2, 2015
Energy Department Issues Tribal Energy System Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Report, $6M for Native American Clean Energy Projects

The Energy Department issued a report showing that threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase due to climate change and announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects and energy efficiency projects on Indian lands.

August 18, 2015
DOE to Host Tribal Renewable Energy Development Workshop Sept. 1-3 in Colorado

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting an interactive workshop on developing commercial-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands Sept. 1–3, 2015, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.

August 18, 2015
Deadline for DOE Indian Country Working Group Nominations Extended to Aug. 24

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for nominations for elected tribal government officials (or designated tribal government employees with authority to act on behalf of the elected officials) to serve as members of the Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group (ICEIWG).

August 6, 2015
Register for DOE Tribal Leader Forum on Oil and Gas by Aug. 7

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting a forum for tribal leaders on Oil and Gas Technical Assistance Capabilities on Aug. 18 in Denver, Colorado.

July 30, 2015
Aug. 5 Webinar to Showcase Best Practices in Procurement for Tribes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with the Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Best Practices in Procurement, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

July 28, 2015
Through a U.S. Department of Energy grant, the Tonto Apache Tribe installed a 76.5-kilowatt photovoltaic system on their administration building to reduce building energy use. Photo by Deb Lastowka, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding for Tribal Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) later this year that will help promote tribal energy sufficiency by providing funding for Tribes to make their buildings more energy efficient and deploy community-scale clean energy systems.

Eligible applicants for this opportunity include Indian Tribes, Alaska Native regional and village corporations, tribal energy resource development organizations, and tribal consortia on whose Indian land the project will be located.