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2012

12/10/2012
2012-2013 Clean Energy Lecture Series
Wednesday, December 12th
6:00 - 8:00 pm | Anchorage Museum Auditorium | 625 C Street (use 7th Ave. entrance)

Join us THIS WEDNESDAY, December 12th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm for another Clean Energy Forum. December's forum is co-hosted by the Institute of the North, and will focus on energy and infrastructure development in Iceland. Nils Andreassen, Executive Director of the Institute of the North, will report on his organization's recent policy tour of Iceland and discuss how the country is developing geothermal and hydroelectric resources. Additional speakers will include:

Jason Meyer & Antony Scott, University of Alaska
Ira Perman, Important Work
Margie Brown, CIRI

From 7:30 to 8:00, forum attendees can enjoy complimentary refreshments and talk with other leaders who participated in the Iceland policy tour.

Not in Anchorage, but still want to attend the forum? Click HERE to register for our live Webinar!

Join REAP on the second Wednesday of each month at the Anchorage Museum Auditorium for our FREE Clean Energy Forums. Click HERE for a complete list of forum dates and topics.

12/5/2012
Alaska Energy Statistics Preliminary Report
The Alaska Energy Statistics preliminary report for calendar year 2011 is now available for review
Highlights
http://iser.uaa.alaska.edu/Publications/2012_11-AlaskaEnergyStatisticsCY2011PreliminarySummary.pdf
Workbook
http://iser.uaa.alaska.edu/Publications/2012_11-AlaskaEnergyStatisticsCY2011PreliminaryTables.xlsx

11/27/2012
AK Wind-Diesel Conference
Feb. 7-8, 2013 Seward, AK

This year, the 2013 International Wind-Diesel Workshop will be held in Hawaii during the fall. Many stakeholders wanted to also have an Alaska specific event that was focused on wind-diesel in arctic environments. Therefore, a smaller Alaska Wind-Diesel Workshop will be held February 7-8, 2013 in Seward at the AVTEC training facility.

The event will cover two days with the first day revolving around training sessions including Wind-Diesel 101, Wind-Diesel 201, Electrical Concepts for Non-Engineers, Tower Climbing, Diesel Operations, etc. The second day will highlight stakeholder presentations with dialogue on key discussions. Topics will include foundation design, energy storage, high penetration wind-diesel, wind-diesel control, secondary loads, and more.

More details and a full agenda will be coming soon. If there are specific topics or sessions you'd like to see included, please email Kat Keith at katherinekeith11@gmail.com or Stephanie Nowers at sjnowers@mtaonline.net

11/18/2012
Reduce the cost of energy in Alaska
In an effort to reduce the cost of energy in Alaska, sixteen emerging technology projects have been selected to receive grant funds through the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) Emerging Energy Technology Fund. Projects include increasing energy efficiencies for diesel generators, developing hydrokinetic resources, enhancing wind power and storage capabilities, heat pumps and biomass across the state.

Attached is a full news release and descriptions of the projects.  Feel free to contact me with any interview request or with additional questions.  Sara Fisher-Goad, AEA executive director, will also make a few remarks in advance of Monday’s (11/19) Anchorage Chamber “Make it Monday” forum at the Dena’ina Center at noon.
2012-1116_EETF Award News Release.pdf (430K)
2012-1116_EETF Fund Award Project Write Ups.pdf (461K)

9/4/2012
Intro to Sustainable Energy
The UAF Bristol Bay Campus will be offering ENVI 220: Intro to Sustainable Energy during the Fall 2012 semester and registration is open now.  This class is 100% distance delivered and available to anyone in the world with internet access.  There is also funding available to cover tuition at no cost to the students.  Please contact me to register ASAP.  Here's some details:

Description:  This course focuses on energy use and production in society.  Problems discussed are mainly related to the extent of the sustainability of current practices.  The emphasis of the course is on solutions which revolve around energy efficiency and specific renewable energy technologies.

Credits: 3
Instructor:
Dr.Tom Marsik
Course dates
:  August 30,2012- December 11,2012
Meeting times:  Tuesday, Thursday  6:50pm-8:20pm

This course is part of the newly approved Occupational Endorsement in Sustainable Energy, a 13-credit program offered by UAF.  If you'd like to earn an Occupational Endorsement in Sustainable Energy, register for ENVI 220: Intro to Sustainable Energy or get more information please contact me directly or check us out online:
www.uaf.edu/bbesl/sustainable-energy.

2011

12/27/2011 Office of Indian Energy Webcast, Overview of Geothermal Energy Development
The Tribal Energy Program is pleased to forward the following information courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
2011-1227_Office of Indian Energy Webcast.pdf (105K)

12/21/2011
DOI Grant Opportunity to Assess, Evaluate, and Promote Development of Tribal Energy and Mineral Resources
Due Date: March 16, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Tribal Energy Program is pleased to provide information on the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI's) grant opportunity for tribal energy and mineral development.

The Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP) provides funding to Indian tribes with the mission goal of assessing, evaluating, and promoting energy and mineral resources on Indian trust lands for the economic benefit of Indian mineral owners. To achieve this goal, DOI's Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), through its Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD) office, is soliciting proposals from tribes. The department will use a competitive evaluation process to select several proposed projects to receive an award.
GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT: See the attached Federal Register announcement.

DEADLINE: Submit grant proposals on or before March 16, 2012. Proposals received after this date will not be considered.

APPLICATION: Submitting your proposal electronically is highly recommended this year. You may e-mail your proposal to Amanda John or Amber Beckham.
2011-1221_Federal_Register_Vol76_No243_121911.pdf (81K)

12/12/2011 Community and Small Wind Webinar Series
Topic #1: U.S. Small Wind Market Report: 144,000 Turbines Deployed
http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=aca65ca6eb629b53d979972bc&id=d865eb526f&e=29287f8415

12/7/2011 New Energy Assistance Program for Alaska's Tribes
The Department of Energy and Denali Commission are launching the Alaska Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) initiative aimed at providing federally-recognized Tribes with technical assistance to accelerate clean energy project deployment. The initiative is a comprehensive effort to examine all energy-related issues in a rural Alaska community including data collection and analysis, on-site workshops and training of a local "energy champion." The application can be found at the DOE Office of Indian Energy website: http://energy.gov/indianenergy/resources/start-program. Five (5) Alaska Native tribal government communities will be selected. The deadline is January 15, 2012.

12/6/2011 Tribal Energy Program Summer Internship Program
Application Deadline: February 17, 2012
2011-1206_SIP_announcement_2012.pdf (223K)

12/2/2011 DOE_Tribal Energy Program Funding Opportunities
2011-1202_DOE_TEP_Funding Opportunities.pdf (227K)

12/2/2011 Department of Energy's Tribal Energy Program webcasts
The U.S. Department of Energy's Tribal Energy Program is pleased to forward the following informationabout three upcoming webcasts being offered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). All webcasts are offered free of charge, but space may be limited.
2011-1202_DOE_TEP Events.pdf (177K)

11/17/2011 Overview of U.S. Department of Energy Power Marketing Administrations
Webinar: Wednesday, November 30, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Speaker: John Worthington, Western Area Power Administration


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, the DOE Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration (Western) are conducting a webinar to provide tribes with an overview of power marketing administrations (PMAs), including their service territories, their power resources, their role in delivering federal power to customers, and the methods of determining power rates. The webinar will also include a discussion of preference customer qualifications.
Space is limited.
Reserve your webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/885412057

11/3/2011 How-to Guide for Community Wind for Alaska
REAP is proud to announce the release of its new Community Wind Toolkit for Alaska. This is a free how-to guide for any community interested in wind power. The guide covers planning, financing, and construction as well as questions to ask, keys to a successful project and project profiles. Our hope is that this guide will be a valuable tool for communities interested in wind power, that it will provide the information needed to develop a wind project in Alaska and direct people to the appropriate resources to find out additional information. REAP also has printed copies of the guide available upon request at (907) 929-7770.
Wind Toolkit for Alaska.pdf (2.49MB)
2011-1103_Energy_Innovation.pdf (55K)
2011-1103_HomeEnergyArticle.pdf (426K)

10/27/2011 DOE-TEP Funding, Employment, and Training Opportunities
Take Advantage of Funding, Employment, and Training Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Tribal Energy Program is pleased to forward the following message on funding, employment, and training opportunities that may be of interest to tribes. For details, please visit the links provided below.
2011-1027_DOE_TEP.pdf (109K)
2011-1027_hud_ICDBG_NOFA_program.pdf (350K)
2011-1027_USDA_Rural_Dev_App_Guide.pdf (189K)
2011-1027_White_House_Council_on_Environmental_Quality_Internship_Program.pdf (40K)

10/13/2011 DOE-TEP Tribal Energy Funding Updates
2011-1013 DOE-TEP Tribal Energy Funding Updates.pdf (220K)

10/12/2011 2011 Renewable Energy Atlas of Alaska
First released in 2006 by REAP and the Alaska Energy Authority, the Atlas is the go-to guide for getting an overview of Alaska's renewable energy resources and how they are being developed. Download a copy of the Atlas from the REAP website at www.REalaska.org. Scroll down to the headline "2011 Renewable Energy Atlas of Alaska."
http://alaskarenewableenergy.org/

10/11/2011 Food Security Updates
http://foodsecurityupdates.com

10/7/2011 Updated 2011 Renewable Energy Atlas of Alaska
Atlas coverFirst released in 2006 by REAP and the Alaska Energy Authority, the Atlas is the go-to guide for getting an overview of Alaska's renewable energy resources and how they are being developed. Download a copy of the Atlas from the REAP website at www.REalaska.org. Scroll down to the headline "2011 Renewable Energy Atlas of Alaska."

10/7/2011 How Far Can Energy Efficiency Take us
October 12th, 2011 Anchorage Museum, 6-8pm 625 C Street
Presenters: Sean Skaling and Katie Conway from Alaska Energy Authority, Jason Collins of Wolf Architecture, and Garrett Burtner from the design firm of McCool Carlson Green.

Nationwide, buildings use more than 40% of ALL the energy we consume. Reducing how much energy our homes and businesses use can pay huge dividends. Come learn more about what you can do, hear some of what the state is doing to encourage energy efficiency, and how a Mat-Su School and business have used energy efficient design to reduce their energy bills. More info at www.REalaska.org
Live Podcast: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/213232440

9/23/2011 DOE Announces $246m for Renewables, EVs
http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/09/09/doe-announces-246m-for-renewables-evs/

9/23/2011 Upcoming Climate and Energy Webcasts for State and Local Governments
2011-09_Climate_Energy_Webcasts.pdf (193K)

9/22/2011 2011 Rural Energy Conference
2011-0922_Rural_Energy_Conference.pdf (83K)

8/5/2011 Upcoming Webinars and new DOE - Indian Energy website
2011-0805_webinars_new_DOE_Indian_Energy website.pdf (105K)

8/5/2011 Webinar for Tribes on Winning Utility Renewable RFPs
2011-0805_webinars_new_DOE_Indian_Energy website.pdf (105K)

7/25/2011 NABDI Accepting Applications for Tribal Economic Development Project Funding Through August 12, 2011
2011-0713_Tribal_Economic_Development_Project_Funding.pdf (40K)
2011-0713_NABDI_Solicitation.pdf (194K)

7/25/2011 DOE to Award Over $6 Million for Clean Energy Projects on Tribal Lands
2011-0722_DOE_clean_energy_projects.pdf (41K)
2011-0722_CleanEnergyProjectsonTribalLands_Project_Descriptions.pdf (44K)

7/25/2011 Tribal Energy Program Funding
2011-0720 Tribal Energy Program Funding.pdf (37K)

7/11/2011 State of Alaska: Alaska Green Jobs Report
http://almis.labor.state.ak.us/greenjobs/greenjobs.htm

7/7/2011 Tribal Business Development Financing
2011-0707_Tribal_Business_Development_Financing.pdf (48K)

7/1/2011 AEA Renewable Energy Fund Request for Applications
AEA Seeks Qualified Applicants for Round V Grants
2011-0701_AEA_Renewable Energy Fund Requests.pdf (84K)

6/24/2011 Ground Source Heat Pumps in Cold Climates
http://alaskarenewableenergy.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Ground-Source-Heat-Pumps-in-Cold-Climates.pdf

6/24/2011 A Dummy's Guide on RPS, RECs and ACP!
http://barryonenergy.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/a-primer-on-rps-recs-and-acp/

6/24/2011 Renewable Energy at a CrossRoads
2011-0624_Renewable_Energy_at_a_Crossroads.pdf (100K)

6/24/2011 259 Million in Federal Funding Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
2011-0615 Tribal Energy Program Funding.pdf (86K)

6/1/2011 259 Million in Federal Funding Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
2011-0519 Tribal Energy Program Funding.pdf (86K)

5/27/2011 Renewable Energy Appropriations Letter to Gov. Parnell
2011-0524_GovEnergyLetter.pdf (783K)

5/16/2011 Forging a New Era -- Recapping the Tribal Energy Summit
Submitted by Tracey A. LeBeau on May 10, 2011 - 11:45am
Forging a new era of Department of Energy and tribal relations, more than 350 people, including representatives from 54 tribes across the continental United States, attended the May 4 and 5 Department of Energy Tribal Summit.
http://blog.energy.gov/blog/2011/05/10/forging-new-era-recapping-tribal-energy-summit

5/16/2011 Solicitations Issue 211
There are 26 funding notices included in this issue
2011-0516_solicitations_issue_211.pdf (120K)

5/9/2011 Tribal Energy Program Funding
2010-0930_energyawarenessmonth.pdf (86K)

5/7/2011 Indigenous Summit on Energy and Mining (IISEM)
June 27-29, 2011, Niagara Falls, Ontario CANADA
2011-0509_IISEM.pdf (1,022 K)

4/27/2011 Potential Funding Opportunities for Tribal Energy Projects
2011-0427_Potential_Funding_Opportunities_for_Tribal_Energy Projects.pdf (308K)

4/25/2011 Gov's Major Energy Bill Passes Legislature
2011-0425_energy_bill_passes.pdf (48K)

4/21/2011 Renewable Energy Development on Contaminated Lands
Addressing the Liability Issue and Beyond
May 5, 2011
This webinar will outline the critical steps in siting renewable energy on contaminated lands, evaluate the key environmental issues associated with such projects, and identify the environmental resources impacted. The program will also evaluate the essential project considerations for wind and solar developments on brownfields. Presenters from the Environmental Protection Agency will discuss the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative and the tools available to assist in redevelopment of contaminated sites. They will also discuss the liability issues associated with cleaned-up sites; evaluate the existing statutory protections under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, aka Superfund); and discuss the EPA's enforcement discretion policies and tools.
http://www.euci.com/events/?ci=1340&t=O&e=WC&q=5913v343307Lg0606

4/15/2011 Wright paticipates in DOE Tribal Energy Roundtable
Bruce Wright attended the Department of Energy's Tribal Energy Roundtable in Anchorage on April 14, 2011. Leaders from around the state discussed their concerns and what DOE can do assist energy conservation and renewable energy development in the state. DOE staff were especially interested to learn about the problems associated with the approval of the Sand Point wind project and the DOE Secretary's reluctance to sign off on the project for nearly 2 years after the avian studies were concluded, Wright said, "The science was good, the environmental assessment was good, but the Secretary apparently didn't have the balls to sign off, and this was indicated by his staff's questioning the avian data." We hope the DOE will get the message and embrace science instead of politics when asked to authorize wind projects. "His delay cost the project nearly $1,000,000."

4/13/2011 Senator Murkowski Introduces Three Hydropower Bills
As a clean, renewable resource, hydropower generates 24 percent of Alaska's electricity, making it a
vital component of the state's energy mix.
Press Release: 2011-0413_Murkowski_Press_Release.pdf
(78K)

4/13/2011 Emerging Energy Technology Fund Grant Program
- Applications Received

ftp://ftp.aidea.org/EETFundGrantProgram/ApplicationsReceived/

4/11/2011 Alaska sees its first utility-scale wind turbine
Kodiak Island Pillar Mountain Wind farm
http://www.windpowerengineering.com/construction/alaska-sees-its-first-utility-scale-wind-turbine/

4/8/2011 Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI)
This page is designed to assist developers of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI) with the design and planning of these projects in Alaska. The term OREI is used by the Coast Guard to describe any individual structure or apparatus placed in the navigable waters of the United States that creates electricity by using sources other than oil or gas. Examples include wind farms and hydrokinetic apparati such as buoys, wave turbines, or current turbines.
http://www.uscg.mil/d17/D17%20Divisions/dpw/OREI.asp

3/31/2011 Tribal Energy and Other Funding Opportunities
Application due dates extended for some programs
Tribal Energy and Other Funding Opportunities.pdf (55K)

3/30/2011 2011 Business of Clean Energy in Alaska Conference
2011-0428_BCEA_AGENDA.PDF (709K)

3/30/2011 DOE Office of Indian Energy to Host Tribal Leader Roundtables
2011-0330_doe_tribal_leader_roundtable.pdf (54K)

3/24/2011 The Alaska State Energy Sector Partnership grant (ASESP)
is accepting applications for certified job training in the following project areas: Renewable Energy, such as Wind, Hydroelectric, Geothermal, Heat Transfer, Biomass, and Energy Efficiency.

This is a federal grant: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

The Division of Business Partnerships will hold a technical assistance teleconference for interested parties. To RSVP and receive the call in number, email Julie Frizzell, julie.frizzell@alaska.gov

3/3/2011 Forum: Geothermal Power in Akutan Podcast

2/18/2011 Oversupply Causes Drop in Wind Turbine Prices
By John Blau, Contributor
Oversupply Causes Drop in Wind Turbine Prices.pdf (55K)

2/18/2011 New Federal Funding Opportunities for Tribal Energy Projects and More
New Federal Funding Opportunities for Tribal Energy Projects and More.pdf (66K)

2/18/2011 Why Community Wind Should Be Part of a Utility's Portfolio
By Cynthia Crooks, OwnEnergy
Why Community Wind Should Be Part of a Utility.pdf (31K)

1/25/2011 2011 Wind-Diesel Workshop
http://www.uaf.edu/acep/alaska-wind-diesel-applic/international-wind-diesel/

1/22/2011 Tribal Energy Program Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement
http://www.energy.gov/news/9978.htm

1/22/2011 Alaska Wind Working Group members
A huge thanks to all of you that have already filled out Wind Powering America's questionnaire on wind energy stakeholder perspectives. Your participation is very important and greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

For those that have not, we encourage you to fill out the questionnaire by next Wednesday, January 26th. The goal of the questionnaire is to better understand which wind energy development issues are most important to specific stakeholder groups. The questionnaire will take approximately 5-10 minutes. 

To fill out the questionnaire, please follow the "important" survey link through the www.akwidac.com website, or go directly to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6TRW39Y.

Thank you very much for your time and support. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions related to the questionnaire.

Best, Jill

1/18/2011 Tribal Community Development workshop
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/tribalenergy/upcoming_events.cfm

1/7/2011 AEA Announces New Request for Applications
2011-0107_aea_application_requests.pdf (50K)

1/6/2011 AEA Awards Grant for Energy Efficiency Study
2011-0106_aea_grant.pdf (49K)

2010

12/30/2010 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Development workshop
Tribal strategic energy planning training agenda.pdf (57K)

12/30/2010 SWAMC Planning to Map Renewable & Alternative Energy Projects
http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101177215733-221/Energy+Savers+Tips+for+Rural+Alaska.pdf (2.1MB)

12/7/2010 Emerging Technologies in Alaska
December 8th, at the Anchorage Museum

12/7/2010 Forum on Exploring Bioenergy Opportunities in Alaska
Forum on Exploring Bioenergy Opportunities in Alaska(PDF 11K)

11/26/2010 Alaska Energy Authority Advisory Committee meeting
2010-1216_aea_mtg.pdf (10K)

11/26/2010 Tribal Energy Program Possible Funding Opportunities
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/tribalenergy/

11/15/2010 Wind Power Saves Kodiak 1 million
http://www.adn.com/2010/11/12/1551197/wind-power-saves-kodiak-1-million.html#ixzz15NLQATKT

11/15/2010 Akutan Releases Results of Geothermal Drilling Program
2010-1026_akutangeothermal.pdf (57K)

11/12/2010 Aleutian Towns on Track for Renewable Energy
http://www.thedutchharborfisherman.com/article/1045aleutian_towns_on_track_for_renewable_energy

11/10/2010 Geothermal Energy Project Continues in Akutan
http://aprn.org/2010/11/05/geothermal-energy-project-continues-project-in-akutan/

11/5/2010 American Wind Energy Association, 3rd Qtr. Report
2010 Q3 AWEA Report.pdf (730KB)

11/5/2010 Energy Costs & Comparisons For Aleutian/Pribilof Communities
2010-1118 Energy Cost Comparisons.pdf (10KB)

10/28/2010 Energy Sector Training
http://labor.alaska.gov/news/2010/news10-70.pdf

10/13/2010 Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Regional Energy Summit
Energy Summit Meeting Minutes of October 13, 2010
2010-1013_energy_summit_meeting_minutes.pdf (88k)

8/3/2010 Annual Alaska Renewable Energy Fair
2010-0803_Alaska_Renewable_Energy_Fair.pdf (45K)

4/24-25/2010 Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Regional Energy Summit
Energy Summit Meeting Minutes of April 24 & 25, 2010
2010-0425_energy_summit_meeting_minutes.pdf (33k)

 

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