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Register for Tomorrow's Webinar on Tribal Clean Energy for Sovereignty and Economic Development


U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Indian Energy

Register for Tomorrow's Webinar on Tribal Clean Energy for Sovereignty and Economic Development

June 28, 2016

Rooftop PV installation on the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe administration building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, is pleased to present a webinar titled "Tribal Clean Energy for Sovereignty and Economic Development" tomorrow, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Indian land represents less than 2% of the total U.S. land base but contains an estimated 5% of all U.S. renewable energy generation potential. This disproportionate wealth in renewable resources represents an untapped opportunity for tribal economic development and points to clean energy deployment as a vital pathway to economic sovereignty for tribal nations. In addition to improving economic health and quality of life in tribal communities, energy development can support stronger economies in the surrounding regions.

Learn about the economic development potential and job creation benefits of clean energy projects on tribal lands from the following speakers:

  • Sara Drescher from Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC) will highlight FCPC’s clean energy projects, including a 2-megawatt anaerobic digester and biogas generation facility that converts food waste into electricity to power 1,500 homes.
  • Travis Lowder, Research Analyst from DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will introduce tools and models available for assessing the potential economic impacts of clean energy development.

There is no charge to attend the webinar, but registration is required. Register for this webinar.

If you missed one of our webinars, you can listen to and download presentations from past webinars on our website.



Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington DC 20585

For more information on the Office of Indian Energy, visit our website and see our brochure.


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