On Aug. 17, the Office of Indian Energy announced up to $3 million in funding to initiate the first steps toward developing and sustaining renewable energy and energy efficiency on tribal lands. Applications are due October 20.
President Obama’s eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference will continue to build upon his administration’s firm commitment to strengthening the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The Office of Indian Energy is providing career development opportunities for 11 students through two internship programs this summer. On July 29, the Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) completed their internship at DOE. The College Student Internship Program at DOE’s Sandia National Laboratories is still underway.
On July 12 at the American Solar Energy Society’s 2016 Solar Conference, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Director Chris Deschene introduced attendees to the emerging opportunity to partner with tribes on renewable energy development.