Register for Upcoming Tribal Workshops
This workshop will be held in Nome, Alaska, and will walk participants through five steps to help Alaska Native villages and Alaska Native corporations understand the process for and potential pitfalls of developing community- and facility-scale renewable energy projects. The workshop is designed for elected tribal leaders, executives, and staff members interested in gaining knowledge and confidence to develop community- and facility-scale renewable energy projects. View a draft agenda. There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is requested. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, meals, and travel costs. Register now for the Nome workshop.
Alaska Energy Authority Renewable Energy Fund Grants
The Alaska Energy Authority is offering grants for renewable energy projects funded by the Alaska State Legislature. Applicants must demonstrate formal approval and endorsement of their project by their governing authority (such as board of directors or executive management if they do not have a governing board). The Authority may recommend grants for feasibility studies, reconnaissance studies, energy resource monitoring, and/or work related to the design and construction of an eligible project.
Applications are due Sept. 22, 2014. Learn more.
Opportunities to Provide Feedback
EPA Seeks Public Comment on Proposal to Protect Bristol Bay Watershed
EPA Region 10 has issued a proposal to protect a salmon fishery from risks posed by large-scale mining at the Pebble deposit. Bristol Bay supports commercial, subsistence, and recreational fisheries worth millions in economic yield each year and creates thousands of jobs. EPA Region 10 is seeking public comments on the proposal from July 21 to Sept. 19, 2014, and will hold public meetings in Alaska from Aug. 12-15. For more information, see the EPA Bristol Bay website.
Posted: August 11, 2014