The Biden administration held a government-to-government summit in Washington, D.C. this week with tribal leaders to focus on clean energy.
The two-day roundtable hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy is for tribal leaders to meet with DOE officials, including one-on-one with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, and discuss how the agency can strengthen tribal energy sovereignty.
Wahleah Johns is director of the agency’s Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (@DOEIndianEnergy). She says there are opportunities for tribes through the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Tribal leaders and senior Department of Energy leadership are expected to explore how tribes can use clean energy to enhance energy sovereignty, address climate issues, and build stronger economies. The summit takes place October 4-5.
Watch both days on DOE’s YouTube Channel: