DOE offers $6 million for Native American energy projects
This month, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a report showing threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase, and also announced its offered a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects on tribal lands.
The report entitled “Tribal Energy System Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather” was developed in response to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. Specifically, Executive Order 13653 directs federal agencies to help communities strengthen their resilience to extreme weather and prepare for climate change. It is intended to serve as an authoritative resource to assist tribal leaders, federal, state and local governments, regulators and utility commissions, and energy asset owners and operators to strengthen tribal energy systems.