US to help Indian tribes develop energy resources

The US will help Indian tribes to develop their energy resources. The Departments of Energy (DOE) and Interior (DOI) have announced they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The US will help Indian tribes to develop their energy resources.

The Departments of Energy (DOE) and Interior (DOI) have announced they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support them.

They will assist Indian tribes in 48 states and Alaska to manage energy resources on around 56 million acres of land by creating and sharing policies, technical information, strategies and practices.

The project aims to enhance the reliability and security of the country’s energy infrastructure as well as boost energy efficiency and clean energy to create market opportunities.

Christopher Clark Deschene, DOE Director of Indian Policy and Programmes said : “Indian Country energy development has tremendous potential coupled with immense need.

“By initiating a partnership with the DOI’s Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy is enhancing its mission to maximise the development and deployment of energy solutions for the benefit of tribal communities throughout the United States.”