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Tue Nov 19, 2013, 03:33 AM

Great News: The Obama Admin Just Gave Nine Tribal Nations $7 Million To Fund Clean Energy Projects

"Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy Projects"

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November 14, 2013
As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to strengthening partnerships with Tribal nations and building stronger, more resilient communities that are better prepared for a changing climate, the Energy Department today announced nine tribal clean energy projects to receive more than $7 million. Highlighted during the 2013 White House Tribal Nations Conference, these awards will help American Indian and Alaska Native tribes deploy clean energy projects—saving these communities money, enhancing their energy security and creating new job and business opportunities

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The projects competitively selected to receive funding today include:

•Coeur d'Alene Tribe (Plummer, Idaho)—The tribe will implement energy upgrades to refrigeration systems at its Benewah Market, helping to reduce energy consumption by about 30%.

•Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribal Government (Fort Yukon, Alaska)—The project will complete an energy efficiency retrofit to the tribe's main office building, including building shell upgrades as well as the installation of efficient lighting and a solar electric system. These efforts could help reduce fuel oil use by nearly 50%, representing about 2,300 gallons per year.

•Forest County Potawatomi Community (Milwaukee, Wis.)—The tribe will install solar panels on eight tribal facilities – displacing between 25 to 70% of the total energy used by each of the buildings.

•Menominee Tribal Enterprises (Neopit, Wis.)—Through this project, the tribe will install a biomass-fueled combined heat and power system to power the tribe's sawmill and lumber drying operation. The project will help cut fuel oil use by over 80% annually.

•Seneca Nation of Indians (Irving, N.Y.)—The tribe will install a 1.8-megawatt wind turbine near Lake Erie. The wind turbine is expected to generate about 50% of the electricity used on the entire reservation.

•Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund (Ignacio, Colo.)—This project will help install an 800-kilowatt solar energy system to provide energy to multiple Southern Ute buildings. This solar system could help displace nearly 40% of the total fuel used in these buildings.

•Tonto Apache Tribe (Payson, Ariz.)—The tribe will install solar arrays on three of the tribe's largest energy consuming buildings— helping to meet more than 60% of the buildings' total electricity needs.

•White Earth Reservation Tribal Council (White Earth, Minn.)—The project will install a woody biomass-fueled boiler to heat a tribal facility—replacing over 60% of the fuel oil and propane currently used to heat the facility.

•Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (Winnebago, Neb.)—The tribe will install a solar energy system to help power the Winnebago police and fire building, providing about 30% of the building's energy use. The solar system will also serve as an emergency backup power generator.

Please read the rest..
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/news/progress_alerts.cfm/news_id=21061

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/11/18/heads-up-president-obamas-ofa-call/

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Cha Nov 2013 OP
freshwest Nov 2013 #1
Cha Nov 2013 #3
sheshe2 Nov 2013 #5
Cha Nov 2013 #9
sheshe2 Nov 2013 #13
Hekate Nov 2013 #2
Cha Nov 2013 #4
Major Hogwash Nov 2013 #6
Cha Nov 2013 #10
treestar Nov 2013 #7
Cha Nov 2013 #11
treestar Nov 2013 #14
Cha Nov 2013 #15
Labrat0116 Nov 2013 #8
Cha Nov 2013 #12

Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 04:07 AM

1. Ah, very good. And so many tribes will be helped, their people and their land. So many places. n/t

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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 04:19 AM

3. It's exciting fresh! The Native Americans were the

first keepers of this land.. and they did an excellent job I imagine and then along came the invaders.

But, this is such a great chance for them to do something amazing on their modern day tribal lands. Excellent role models.

"American Indian and Alaska Native tribes host a wide range of untapped energy resources that can help build a sustainable energy future for their local communities,"

From Alaska to Arizona and points in between.. Doing their part to help our Planet with a little help from their friends at the White House.

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 10:31 AM

5. They were the first keepers Cha,

they did a fine job of it. So glad they are getting some of this back. The land and our future was safer with them.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 06:36 PM

9. "The land and our future was safer with them." Ain't that the

most Universal truth, she..



http://www.brunswick.k12.me.us/hdwyer/we-may-be-brothers-after-all-chief-seattle/

A few of Cheif Seattle's quotes regarding our Planet Earth~ Their home must have been so beautiful~

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”
― Chief Seattle

“The earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.

Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. We did not weave the web of life, we are merely strands in it. Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves.”

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”


“When the green hills are covered with talking wires and the wolves no longer sing, what good will the money you paid for our land be then”


more..
http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/331799.Chief_Seattle



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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 06:53 PM

13. Beautiful quotes all, Cha.

The first however is my favorite.

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”

Great thread, Cha. Thank you.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 04:16 AM

2. KnR this! Everyone benefits from this endeavor. nt

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Response to Hekate (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 04:20 AM

4. Exactly, Hekate.. the

whole country! Mahalo~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 11:33 AM

6. This is good news. Thanks for bringing it to us.

I'm surprised that Boehner didn't try to block this, or McConnell didn't try to filibuster it to death to prevent it from happening.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 06:42 PM

10. You're Welcome Major.. I think it went right over

the permanent obstructionists' rw 'eads. WOOSH!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 11:47 AM

7. Lots of solar projects!

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Response to treestar (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 06:44 PM

11. Lots of Solar.. Let's Get This Party Started!


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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 10:19 PM

14. Continued party!

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Response to treestar (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 04:06 PM

15. Indeed!



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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 12:02 PM

8. Good!

That's a good thing!

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Response to Labrat0116 (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 06:45 PM

12. Yeah, some great news, Labrat0

Welcome to DU~

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