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February 12, 2015
Energy Department, Arizona Utilities Announce Transmission Infrastructure Project Energization

Today, the Department of Energy’s Western Area Power Administration (Western) and a group of Arizona utilities celebrated the energizing of a new transmission infrastructure project that will serve the state’s growing electrical energy needs, attract renewable energy development to the area, and strengthen the transmission system in the Southwestern United States.

February 12, 2015
Tribal Leader Forum on Climate Preparedness and Resiliency to be Held on March 4; RSVP by Feb. 27

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting the 10th in a series of planned strategic energy development forums for tribal leaders and interested staff on “Tribal Energy Systems: Climate Preparedness and Resiliency.”

February 5, 2015
DOE to Host Three Alaska Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development Workshops in March

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is offering a series of regional interactive workshops designed to provide Alaska Native leaders and their staffs with the information and guidance needed to navigate the complexities of developing and implementing energy projects.

January 14, 2015
Applications for Alaska Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team Program Are Due Feb. 6

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is currently accepting applications for the third round of the Alaska Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program.

December 29, 2014
DOE’s 2015 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series to Kick Off Jan. 28

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, will continue its sponsorship of the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series in 2015.

December 4, 2014
Two Tribes Recognized as Climate Action Champions During White House Tribal Nations Conference

Two Tribes are among the winners of the Climate Action Champions competition, the White House announced on Wednesday, December 3, at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.

December 3, 2014
Energy Department Expands Support of Alaska Native Clean Energy

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help tribal communities across the country enhance their energy security, build a sustainable energy future, and combat climate change, the Department of Energy today announced the third round of the Alaska Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program, a competitive technical assistance program that assists Alaska Native corporations and federally recognized Alaska Native governments with accelerating clean energy projects

December 3, 2014
New Online Tool Creates One-Stop Shop for Federal Program Opportunities That Support Tribal Energy Development

The White House Council on Native American Affairs Energy Subgroup launched a new online tool that provides a centralized repository of federal funding and technical assistance programs that can support energy project development for Tribes and Alaska Native villages and corporations.

October 21, 2014
Oct. 29 Webinar to Spotlight DOE Energy Programs for Tribes and First Tribally Owned Hydroelectric Facility

Attend the final webinar in the 2014 Tribal Renewable Energy Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to learn more about how all the pieces of the tribal energy development puzzle fit together—plus suggest topics of interest for the 2014 series.

October 20, 2014
Building Bridges: Federal Agencies Join Forces to Promote Sustainable, Resilient Tribal Communities

Based on feedback received during the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama established the White House Council on Native American Affairs in June 2013. Chaired by Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the Council includes representatives from more than 30 federal departments and agencies working collaboratively to promote the development of prosperous and resilient tribal communities by:

1. Promoting sustainable economic development;

2. Supporting greater access to and control over healthcare;