renewable energy

Image
Catalyx and Ramona Tribe Start Work on 100% Off-Grid Renewable Energy Eco Tourism Resort

Catalyx and Ramona Tribe Start Work on 100% Off-Grid Renewable Energy Eco Tourism Resort

Catalyx, Inc. has been contracted to be the technology provider and will team with the Ramona Band of the Cahuilla Indian Tribe to develop the Tribe's Eco-Tourism resort near Anza, Calif. The first of its kind, the Ramona Band of Cahuilla Mission Native Americans' resort is designed as a 100% off-…

Image
Tribes Get $6 Million in Federal Funds for Energy Efficiency Project

Tribes Get $6 Million in Federal Funds for Energy Efficiency Project

Eleven tribal communities are receiving a total of $6 million toward renewable energy projects and technologies, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced. It is part of President Barack Obama’s ongoing initiative to help tribal nations and Alaska Native villages reduce fossil fuel use, save…

Image
Blue Lake Rancheria’s Bold Action on the Climate Front Pays Dividends

Blue Lake Rancheria's Bold Action on the Climate Front Pays Dividends

Nestled in Northern California’s Mad River Valley between the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the Blue Lake Rancheria is bordered by great forests and the California Redwood trees. It’s a sacred and hard-won swath of land for the Tribe that calls it home, and preserving it for future…

Image
Forest County Potawatomi Renewables Program Nets EPA Top 30 Nod

Forest County Potawatomi Renewables Program Nets EPA Top 30 Nod

They squelched a mine, established air-quality monitoring and built a solar plant. Where does a tribe go from there? For the Forest County Potawatomi Community it meant going deeper. The tribe has translated traditional values into a program that uses cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated…

Image
Potawatomi $20 Million Feedstock-to-Energy Conversion Plant Becomes Reality

Potawatomi $20 Million Feedstock-to-Energy Conversion Plant Becomes Reality

Meeting the dual goal of environmental stewardship and sustainability, the Forest County Potawatomi Community has opened its newly constructed $20 million Renewable Energy Facility, which will convert area food waste into enough electricity to power 1,500 homes. It was the fruition of a project…

Image
Cherokees OK joint wind-energy project in north-central Oklahoma

Cherokees OK joint wind-energy project in north-central Oklahoma

The Cherokee Nation has approved plans to team up with four other tribes to develop a 90-turbine wind farm in Kay County. The five tribes will jointly operate the facility with 45 turbines on 3,000 acres of Cherokee-owned property and 45 more turbines on 3,000 acres owned by the four other tribes…

Thumbnail

Ramona Band of Cahuilla

Chairman Manuel Hamilton discusses his tribe's endeavors to become self-sustaining.