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1/23/2013
Top 15 Clean Energy Accomplishments in 2012
2013-0102_Top 15 Clean Energy Accomplishments in 2012.pdf (75K)

10/4/2012
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Alaska Native Community Development
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tribal Energy Program are pleased to announce the following tribal training opportunity. No registration fee is being charged for this event, but advance registration is required.
Oct. 16–17, Anchorage, AK
Hilton Anchorage
500 W. 3rd Avenue
Anchorage, AK
2012-1004_tep_ak_workshop_agenda.pdf (60K)

9/20/2012
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Alaska Native Community Development
The Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tribal Energy Program are offering a 2-day workshop for Alaska Native village and corporation leaders and staff members to learn about the range of energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities that exist in Alaska Native villages. The training will also cover project development and financing for clean energy projects. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from other Alaska Native Villages about their efforts to deploy clean energy technologies.
No registration fees are being charged for this training, but advance registration is requested.

October 16-17, 2012
Hilton Anchorage
500 W. 3rd Avenue
Anchorage, AK
907-272-7411

Lodging
To make reservations for lodging, call the hotel directly at 907-272-7411. Be sure to ask for the discounted group rate for "Renewable Energy for Tribal Community Development Workshop."

Room rate: $97.00 single or double occupancy (current government per diem rate for location).

Reservation deadline: Friday, September 21, 2012. After that date we will be unable to guarantee rate or availability.

Register for this meeting.

We hope you will join us for this important workshop. If you have any questions, please contact Pilar Thomas, Deputy Director, at pilar.thomas@hq.doe.gov, (202) 287-6566,

8/6/2012
Turbine Turbulence: How to Fix U.S. Wind Power - Popular Mechanics
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/solar-wind/4216776

8/6/2012
10 Wind Turbines That Push the Limits of Design - Popular Mechanics

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/solar-wind/4324331?click=pop_more

8/6/2012
Hydropower Training Planned for Sitka, Alaska, on August 23
The Tribal Energy Program, under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), is pleased to forward the following information on an upcoming training opportunity in Alaska. Information courtesy of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Workshop to Focus on Hydropower Development in Alaska

Thursday, August 23, 2012
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Harrigan Centennial Hall
330 Harbor Drive
Sitka, Alaska 99835

On Thursday, August 23, the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (NERC) will hold a joint workshop on small and low-impact hydropower development in connection with the National Hydropower Association's Alaska Regional Meeting taking place August 21-23, 2012 in Sitka, Alaska.

The purpose of the workshop is to share information with prospective small hydropower developers, Alaska Native villages, and corporations on tools NERC has recently made available to assist with preparation of small hydropower project applications so that those interested in developing hydropower projects, including small communities, understand how to navigate the licensing process. The workshop will include a discussion of opportunities to develop hydropower in small communities and Alaska Native villages that may have limited access to other power sources.

The workshop may be viewed online using the FERC Small/Low-Impact Hydropower Program website. The workshop will also include participation from DOI and other entities regarding their involvement in the review of hydropower licenses and exemptions.

For more information, please contact Tanya Trujillo at 202-513-0583.

In addition to the workshop, on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, Anne Castle, DOI's Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, will present keynote remarks at the National Hydropower Association's Alaska Regional Meeting.

7/15/2012
Contaminated Lands: A Guide to Developing Clean Power Projects
August 21, 2012
12:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern time
http://www.euci.com/events/?ci=1698&t=O&e=WC

7/15/2012
Ocean Planning for Wave & Tidal Power

August 22, 2012
12:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern time
http://www.euci.com/events/?ci=1718&t=O&e=WC

7/10/2012
Energy Efficiency Brings Big Savings to Alaskan Homeowners
Ever wonder how much you can actually save by making your home more energy efficient? Well here's your answer! Last month the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) and the Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) released a report on the state's Home Energy Rebate Program. All in all, the program is saving people money, creating jobs, and significantly cutting down on our energy usage. Here are a few highlights from the report...

Since 2008, the State of Alaska has spent roughly $110 million on the Home Energy Rebate Program.
Approximately 16,500 homeowners - 10 percent of all Alaskan homeowners - have participated in the program.
The state's contributions to the program have resulted in over 1,300 jobs for Alaskan workers.
Alaskans are already saving about $22 million a year on heating bills due to the rebate program. Retrofitted homes saw an average 26 percent decrease in heating costs.
Homeowners are expected to recoup their expenses in approximately three and a half years.

Check out the rest of the report here.
http://www.iser.uaa.alaska.edu/Publications/2012_05_16-HERP.pdf

7/10/2012
Upcoming Tribal Training
The Tribal Energy Program, under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), is pleased to announce the following tribal training opportunities and the upcoming 2012 Program Review. No registration fee is being charged for these events, but advance registration is highly recommended.

National Trainings
The EERE Tribal Energy Program is offering the following courses to help tribal leaders and staff members understand the range of energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities that exist within their communities. The trainings will also cover project development and financing for clean energy projects. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from other Tribes about their efforts to deploy clean energy technologies on their reservations.
Check the Tribal Energy Program website for more details as they become available.

Renewable Energy & Efficiency for Tribal Community Development
August 7-9, 2012
Forest County Potawatomi Bingo Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

7/10/2012
Tribal Energy Program, Energy Funding Opportunities
2012-0711_EnergyFundOpp.pdf (73K)

7/10/2012
Energy Development on Tribal Lands
August 22, 2012
12:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern time
http://www.euci.com/events/?ci=1718&t=O&e=WC

7/2/2012
Stranded Renewable Energy Resources of Alaska
A Preliminary Overview of Opportunities and Challenges to Development
http://www.uaf.edu/files/acep/Standed-Renewables-Report-Final.pdf

6/6/2012
Training Opportunity Featuring Solar Energy International
Solar energy trainings will be held at Susitna Energy Systems in Anchorage this month. The trainings are being offered by the Yukon River Inter Tribal Watershed Council through a grant from the Alaska Dept of Labor. Solar Energy International is the premier solar energy trainer in the United States, and their 5 day courses are designed to be intensive, hands-on classes that will give participants experience with Renewable Energy systems and Energy Efficiency measures. The organizers are seeking participants who are looking for work in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fields. A limited number of travel and lodging scholarships are available for rural participants. Contact YRITWC for more information.
PV203: Battery-Based Solar Electric Design and Installation: June 11-15
ST 101:
Solar Hot Water Design and Installation: June 25-29
WP101:
Wind Design and Installation: July 16-20

6/1/2012 Alaska Energy Storage Workshop
Hosted by: Alaska Energy Authority & Alaska Center for Energy & Power (UAF)
9:00am - 5:00pm June 20th, 2012
Location: Dena'ina Center, Anchorage AK 
*NOTE: If you have other suggested speakers or participants, contact Gwen  at gwen.holdmann@alaska.edu, 907.590.4577, or David at dlockard@aidea.org, 907.771.3062* 
Goals: Provide an update on energy storage technologies, discuss possible applications for the Alaska market (including economics), and identify research needs for the Railbelt and rural Alaska.
Who Should Attend: Utility managers, energy project developers, industry representatives, state and federal stakeholders, university and private researchers, and students.

5/21/2012
2012 Alaska Congressional Delegation Grants Symposium
On May 30,2012, Sen. Begich, Sen. Murkowski, and Rep. Young will host a Grants Symposium at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage. Grants Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to meet and visit with representatives from federal agencies offering grants and loans.
http://begich.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=2012-alaska-congressional-delegation-grants-symposium

5/14/2012
Sustainable Energy
The Sustainable Energy Program at the UAF Bristol Bay Campus began in 2009 with the creation of the Sustainable Energy Initiative. Our mission is to help decrease fossil fuel consumption and lower energy costs throughout the Bristol Bay region. In addition to teaching energy-related courses we are involved in community outreach projects and research. We are now offering an Occupational Endorsement in Sustainable Energy. For more information about our program including how to register for upcoming courses please call 1-800-478-5109 or email cochambers@alaska.edu.
There is space available in ENVI 193: Passive House/Energy Efficient Construction offered June 8-10 in Dillingham. Tuition is grant funded at no charge to the student and there is some travel funding available.
We are currently accepting registrations for ENVI 220- Introduction to Sustainable Energy(to be offered Fall 2012 semester) and some scholarships are available.
For more information please click on the following links:
Courses
Outreach and Research
Educational Tools
Occupational Endorsement
Events

5/10/2012
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Wind Energy Feasibility Study
The technical report entitled "Aleutian Pribilof Islands Wind Energy Feasibility Study" has been published at www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1037321/ by the U. S. Department of Energy. The report is freely available to everyone with web access.

5/10/2012
Solar Energy International Alaskan Training Courses
Solar Energy International, considered the premier energy trainer in the lower 48, is coming to Alaska and will be offering 4 week-long trainings based in Anchorage this summer. The training will focus on Solar PV grid-direct, Solar PV Battery-Based, Solar Hot Water and Small Wind Power. Participants will receive a nationally recognized certificate of completion and 40 credit hours toward the NABCEP certification.
Fee: This course is normally $1,080 per person. IT IS BEING OFFERED FREE FOR ALASKAN RESIDENTS THROUGH A GRANT FROM THE AK DEPT OF LABOR. Contact YRITWC for information about travel scholarships.
2012-0510_SEI_branded_flyer.pdf (340K)
2012-0510_SEIApplication_ASESP.pdf (215K)

5/9/2012
Information Resources and Funding Opportunities for Tribes
The Tribal Energy Program is pleased to forward the following information on information resources and tools, funding opportunities, upcoming events, and webinars. Information courtesy of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
2012-0508_Funding_Opportunities_for_Tribes.pdf (185K)

5/3/2012
Energy Resource Library
The Office of Indian Energy resource library provides links to helpful resources for Tribes on energy project development and financing in Indian Country. The library includes links to more than 85 topically relevant publications, websites, videos, and more produced by the Office of Indian Energy and external organizations. The resources are specifically focused on energy topics that help promote Indian tribal energy development, efficiency, and use.
http://energy.gov/indianenergy/energy-resource-library

4/29/2012
Pew Releases Clean Energy Investment Report
According to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the United States led the world in clean energy investment in 2011 with a total investment of $48 billion. China, which led in 2010, invested $45.5 billion in 2011. Globally, overall financial backing in clean energy technologies hit a record $263 billion, up 6.5 percent from 2010 levels. Looking forward to 2012, the report states "the U.S. clean energy sector will be hard-pressed to sustain 2011's record levels with the expiration of Treasury grants, the Department of Energy's loan guarantee programs, and other stimulus initiatives."

3/12/2012
Tribal Energy Program, Funding and Internship/Training Opportunities
2012-0312_Federal_Register_Vol76_No243_121911.pdf (79K)
2012-0312_Funding and Internship.pdf (327K)
2012-0312_WAPA_Student+Trainee+MR.pdf (101K)

2/29/2012
Energy for a Sustainable Alaska - The Rural Conundrum
http://www.commonwealthnorth.org/documents_cwnorth/CWN%20Report%20-%20Energy%20for%20a%20Sustainable%20Alaska%20-%20The%20Rural%20Conundrum1.pdf (3.03M)

2/10/2012National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Clean Energy Calculators, Decision Tools and Resource Maps
http://maps.nrel.gov/

1/11/2012
Webcast: Overview of the U.S. EPA's Green Power Program
Tuesday, January 25, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
2012-0111_Webcast.pdf (101K)

1/5/2012
ALASKA ENERGY AUTHORITY Regular MeetingPublic Notice
Emerging Energy Technology Fund Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given that the Emerging Energy Technology Fund Advisory Committee will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For additional information, please contact Chairman Brian Hirsch. This meeting will be conducted by electronic media pursuant to AS 42.45.375 at the following location:

Alaska Energy Authority's Board Room, 813 W. Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage, Alaska; A teleconference line has been set up for those unable to participate in person.

Dial 1-800-315-6338 and enter code 3081#. The public is invited to attend. The State of Alaska (AEA) complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons requiring special accommodations to participate should contact AEA staff at (907) 771-3028 to make arrangements.

 

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