Indian Energy Events, Opportunities, and News February 12, 2016
Feb. 24 Webinar to Explore Energy Markets
The Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, is pleased to present a webinar on Exploring Your Energy Markets on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Speakers will provide information about energy markets, wholesale price drivers, and other factors involved in putting tribal energy deals together. Attendees will also hear a case study about the Paragon-Bisti Ranch solar project in New Mexico. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Register now.
Attend DOE's Energy Track at RES Las Vegas
The Office of Indian Energy is hosting an Energy Track March 21–23 at the National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) in Las Vegas. The track will feature breakout sessions on a variety of topics, including workforce development, energy technology, and capacity building to help tribal energy leaders and professionals make informed decisions about energy projects.
Visit the Office of Indian Energy at booth 137 to learn more about the Energy Track and how we can help you!
New Office of Indian Energy Website
For the past five years, DOE's Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Tribal Energy Program have worked side-by-side serving tribal communities with fierce dedication to highly complementary missions. In Fiscal Year 2015, the two programs officially joined forces, forming a single entity with a shared mission and vision: to be the premier federal office for providing American Indians and Alaska Natives with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to maximize the development and deployment of strategic energy solutions that benefit tribal communities.
As of this week, all of the offerings, services, and resources the Office of Indian Energy provides in support of that shared mission and vision are now available to Indian tribes on a single website, streamlined and redesigned to offer visitors an optimal user experience. Check out the new website at energy.gov/indianenergy.
Energy Department Seeks Future Indian Energy Leaders for 2016 Student Internship Program
Applications due: March 4, 2016
Established more than a decade ago, the U.S. Department of Energy's College Student Internship Program has given more than 30 Native American college students real-world, hands-on experience with tribal renewable energy projects and direct exposure to the issues involved in deploying renewable energy technologies on tribal lands. The Office of Indian Energy is now accepting applications for this summer's 12-week internship at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Native American graduate students are eligible to apply. Applications are due Friday, March 4, 2016. For additional details and information on how to apply, visit the Office of Indian Energy's Internship Web page or contact Sandra Begay-Campbell with Sandia National Laboratories at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch a video featuring former interns' stories about how the internship experience positively affected their lives, helped guide and influence their career paths, and enabled them to fulfill their desire to make a positive impact in Indian Country.
Tribes Play a Key Role as Two U.S. Initiatives Join Forces on Frontlines of Community Climate Action
Two tribes—the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe (CA) and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (MI)—were designated by the White House as Climate Action Champions in December 2014 because of their pioneering commitment to cutting carbon pollution and preparing for the impacts of a changing climate. These tribal communities, along with 14 other Climate Action Champions, are now joining forces with Resilience AmeriCorps participants to tackle climate challenges at the local level. Through peer-to-peer support and technical assistance, their joint efforts will help communities advance comprehensive strategies to building local climate resilience and develop replicable models for other communities to follow. Learn more on the Office of Indian Energy website.
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