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February 4, 2015
Alaska Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development Workshop in Dillingham

Presented by the DOE Office of Indian Energy with support from DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, this interactive workshop will walk participants through the process of developing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in rural Alaska and highlight the potential opportunities and challenges involved.

February 4, 2015
Alaska Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development Workshop in Bethel

Presented by the DOE Office of Indian Energy with support from DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, this interactive workshop will walk participants through the process of developing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in rural Alaska and highlight the potential opportunities and challenges involved.

January 8, 2015
Developing Alaskan Sustainable Housing Training

Hosted by the Association of Alaska Housing Authorities (AAHA), this three-day training event covers strategies and technical issues related to sustainable housing development.

January 5, 2015
SWAMC Economic Summit

The 27th Annual Southwest Alaska Economic Summit and Business Meeting is a three-day conference covering energy efficiency planning, information on Alaska programs, and more.

January 5, 2015
Alaska Village Initiatives Rural Business Conference

Hosted by the Alaska Village Initiative, the 24th Annual Rural Small Business Conference brings together rural businesses and leaders to provide them with networking opportunities, training, and technical information.

October 22, 2014
National Strategy for the Arctic Region Stakeholder Outreach Meeting: Fairbanks

DOE is seeking input from federally recognized Alaska Native Tribes and Alaska Native corporations on a 10-year implementation plan as part of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, as well as other DOE-related activities in the region. DOE, in conjunction with several other federal agencies, will host seven tribal consultation sessions and seven stakeholder outreach meetings between October and December 2014.

October 22, 2014
National Strategy for the Arctic Region Stakeholder Outreach Meeting: Unalaska

DOE is seeking input from federally recognized Alaska Native Tribes and Alaska Native corporations on a 10-year implementation plan as part of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, as well as other DOE-related activities in the region. DOE, in conjunction with several other federal agencies, will host seven tribal consultation sessions and seven stakeholder outreach meetings between October and December 2014.

October 20, 2014
With DOE support, workers weatherize the exterior of the Lakeview Lodge in Minto, Alaska. Photo from Russell Snyder, Interior Regional Housing Authority, NREL 31796
Minto Upgrades Community Lodge with START Support

The Lakeview Lodge is the heart of Minto, a small Alaska Native village 126 miles northwest of Fairbanks. The 12,000-square-foot building is used daily for school and senior lunch programs, community meetings, and village council operations.

“It is critical to the community,” said Bessie Titus, Administrator for the Minto Village Council, which represents 210 residents.

October 16, 2014
More than 21 representatives of state and regional organizations participated in an the initial facilitation workshop for Alaska Energy Ambassadors held at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Regional Office in Anchorage in September. Photo by Jared Temanson, NREL
Energy Ambassadors to Provide Front Line Support for Alaska Native Villages

In Alaska, many Native villages and regional corporations are pursuing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects as part of their long-term strategies for lowering energy costs and increasing energy security. The DOE Office of Indian Energy is rolling out a pilot Energy Ambassadors Program in Fiscal Year 2015 that will respond directly to that need in Alaska.

October 15, 2014
National Strategy for the Arctic Region Stakeholder Outreach Meeting: Barrow

DOE is seeking input from federally recognized Alaska Native Tribes and Alaska Native corporations on a 10-year implementation plan as part of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, as well as other DOE-related activities in the region. DOE, in conjunction with several other federal agencies, will host seven tribal consultation sessions and seven stakeholder outreach meetings between October and December 2014.