DOE Invests $7 million in Clean Energy Projects for Native Americans

Campo Indian Reservation Wind Power, September 2012, from US DOE Website

Campo Indian Reservation Wind Power Project, September 2012, photo from http://www.doe.gov/articles/new-tribal-nations-energy-initiatives

We get “news alerts” every day about American companies that donate large amounts of money products and services to help communities overseas.

So, it we were pleasantly surprised to see that on 11/14/13, the US Department of Energy announced announced “nine tribal clean energy projects to receive more than $7 million.” The grants were not “handouts” and many projects will be undertaken in partnership with other private and public entities, including various Native Indian nations. The awards will help American Indian and Alaska Native tribes deploy clean energy projects while “saving these communities money, enhancing their energy security and creating new job and business opportunities.” Continue reading