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December 2, 2015
BIA Providers Conference Energy Track

Breakout Sessions on a Variety of Energy Topics.

October 23, 2015
BIA Providers Conference Energy Track

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is offering an energy track at the 25th Annual BIA Tribal Providers Conference Dec. 2-3, 2015. The track will feature breakout sessions on a variety of topics to help tribal energy leaders and professionals make informed decisions about energy projects.

October 8, 2015
Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management

The Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management is hosting its annual gathering that bring together tribes, nonprofits, and state and federal organizations for a week of environmental conversations.

October 7, 2015
Gwitchyaa Zhee Gwich’in Tribal Government Counteracts High Energy Costs, Climate Challenges with Building Energy Retrofits

Seeking to reduce its reliance on imported diesel fuel and to lower operating costs, increase quality of life, and serve as a model of self-sufficiency for local youth and surrounding communities, Gwitchyaa Zhee Gwich’in Tribe applied for and was awarded a $125,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Tribal Energy Program to supplement the tribe’s investment in a quarter-million-dollar energy efficiency and renewable energy project.

September 4, 2015
President Obama’s Visit to Alaska: Closing Thoughts

President Obama's closing thoughts on his three-day journey in Alaska.

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.

June 30, 2015
Alaska Native Village to Become a Model for Sustainable Northern Communities

In the tiny Native village of Oscarville, Alaska, state and federal agencies are joining forces to tackle tough challenges that are endemic to rural Alaska: high energy costs, unemployment, the changing climate, deteriorating and inefficient housing, and lack of infrastructure, to name just a few.

June 2, 2015
Utility-scale wind turbines in Kodiak, Alaska. Photo from Kodiak Electric Association, NREL 16795.
Tribes Provide Input on 10-Year Plan for Renewable Energy in the Arctic Region

The DOE Office of Indian Energy hosted a second round of tribal consultations and outreach meetings throughout Alaska in February and March to gather input on the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR).

June 2, 2015
The Shugnak power plant is one of nearly 30 rural utilities the RUS team is visiting in 2015. Photo from Alaska Center for Energy and Power, NREL 33697.
Resources and Opportunities: 2015 Rural Utilities Study Under Way

Featured article in the Alaska Energy Pioneer Summer 2015 newsletter on the 2015 DOE Rural Utilities Study (RUS).

June 2, 2015
Alaska Native villages and regional and village corporations are eligible for up to 40 hours of strategic energy planning and project development technical assistance designed to advance renewable energy projects. Photo from Intelligent Energy Systems, NREL 29205.
Alaska Energy in Action: Alaska Residents Tapping into Technical Assistance for Energy Projects

Feature article from the Summer 2015 edition of the Alaska Energy Pioneer on DOE's technical assistance requests in Alaska.