CARB awards $10 million in cap-and-trade funding to help communities curb air pollution

“Furthering California’s effort to put billions of dollars of cap-and-trade auction proceeds to work improving quality of life, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) awarded $10 million in grants to help 25 community-groups and three Native American Tribes reduce air pollution in their neighborhoods. The grants will help communities identify areas with most harmful air…

Partners announce largest solar project ever on tribal land

“8minutenergy Renewables, LLC (“8minutenergy”), the largest independent solar and storage developer in the U.S., and NV Energy announced that 8minutenergy has been chosen by NV Energy to develop the 300 MW (420 MW-dc) Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Farm in Clark County, Nevada. The project will be built on the Moapa River Indian Reservation about 30…

Tribal Energy Webinar: Evaluating Tribal Utility Authority Opportunities – June 27

The DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs and the Western Area Power Administration will co-sponsor the 2018 webinar series Tribal Sovereignty and Self-Determination through Community Energy Development. The series is intended for tribal leaders, tribal staff, and others interested in energy development on tribal lands. During the June webinar, tribal leaders and community…

How a solar microgrid is helping an indigenous California Tribe achieve community resiliency

“Several years ago, the tribe started looking into solar power, both as a low-cost clean energy resource and an economic opportunity for its members. Taking advantage of a state program for low-income households, the tribe partnered with nonprofit GRID Alternatives to put solar power on 80 homes on the reservation and train 20 tribal members…
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