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Renewable Energy on Tribal Lands

This page contains presentations from the Brown to Green: Make the Connection to Renewable Energy workshop held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during December 10-11, 2008. For a detailed summary of each presentation, view the Brown to Green: Make the Connection to Renewable Energy Workshop Notes.

Pueblo of Jemez Solar Project was presented by Greg Kaufman, Environmental Scientist, Jemez Pueblo. Greg Kaufman provides:

  • an overview of the Pueblo of Jemez,
  • site issues,
  • how to develop a renewable energy project on tribal lands,
  • an update on the progress of the project, and
  • project financing and benefits.

Green Development in Native Communities was presented by David Melton, President/CEO, Sacred Power Corporation. David Melton described

  • Sacred Power,
  • off-grid projects, and
  • environmental impacts.

Tribal Energy Program: Renewable Energy Development on Tribal Lands was presented by Sandra K. Begay-Campbell, Principal, Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratory. Sandra Begay-Campbell discussed

  • renewable energy resources and tecnology,
  • the Department of Energy's Tribal Energy Program, and
  • Sandia National Laboratories.
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