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January 9, 2014
Alaska Forum on the Environment

The Alaska Forum on the Environment is Alaska's largest statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, conservationists, biologists, and community elders.

October 28, 2013
DOE Releases Biological Monitoring and Sampling Results Report for the Amchitka, Alaska, Site

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the availability of the Amchitka Island, Alaska, Biological Monitoring Report 2011 Sampling Results for the Amchitka, Alaska, site. The report provides the results of terrestrial and marine sampling in the areas surrounding Amchitka and Adak Islands in 2011.

September 27, 2013
This aerial photo shows open water and floating ice on ponds, lakes and river channels in the Sagavanirktok River Delta in Alaska’s North Slope. PNNL scientists employed satellite technology to understand the impacts of oil development activities on the environment. Using satellite radar to “see” through the ice, scientists detected critical fish overwintering habitats by identifying where ice was grounded and where it was floating. 
 
Utilizing this information on critical habitats, fishery managers can suggest locations for energy development activities that increase the sustainability of fishery resources and minimize environmental impacts. Research was funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior. | Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Identifying and Protecting Alaskan Fishery Habitats

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September 26, 2013
Wind Farm Brings Clean, Affordable Energy to Alaskan Cooperative

How can we make it easier for more communities to use wind power? Lessons can be learned from Wind Powering America’s Wind Cooperatives of the Year winners and their innovative wind projects.

September 11, 2013
Native Nation Events Symposium for Alaska Native Leaders

For speaking and exhibiting opportunities or to register, call 201-857-5333 or register online.

August 13, 2013
In Alaska's rural villages, many families struggle with the impact of high energy costs --  often times, almost half of a family's income is spent on fuel to power a home. To face this, the Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy works closely with tribal nations, state government, NGOs and the private sector to help tribes develop the energy resources that exist on tribal lands. 

NANA is an organization that operates in northwest Alaska -- the region pictured in the pastoral landscape above. Through building businesses and using smart development of Alaskan resources, NANA's strategic energy plan involves expanding sources of renewable energy, with the goal of reducing the region's dependence on fossil fuels by 50 percent by the year 2025. <a href="/node/625446" target="_blank">Learn more about the Energy Department's efforts to reduce energy costs in Alaska</a>. | Photo courtesy of NANA, Arend.
Photo of the Week: Alaska's Future in Renewable Energy

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July 3, 2013
Alaska Native Village Energy Development Workshop POSTPONED

NOTICE: WORKSHOP POSTPONED

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The DOE Office of Indian Energy and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tribal Energy Program regret to inform you that, due to the partial shutdown of the federal government, we had to postpone the Alaska Native Village Energy Development Workshop scheduled for October 21-23.  We apologize for any inconvenience this postponement has created. 

May 6, 2013
EA-1922: Finding of No Significant Impact

Combined Power and Biomass Heating System, Fort Yukon, Alaska