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September 23-25, 2014
Fairbanks, Alaska
Alaska Rural Energy Conference The Alaska Rural Energy Conference is a three-day event offering a large variety of technical sessions covering new and ongoing energy projects in Alaska, as well as new technologies and needs for Alaska's remote communities. The 2013 conference in Anchorage attracted almost 500 people from more than 75 villages and towns in Alaska and beyond. Building on the growing success, the Alaska Energy Authority and the Alaska Center for Energy and Power have joined forces again to organize and sponsor the 9th annual Alaska Rural Energy Conference. This year's agenda will include two half-day tours on Sept. 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.: 1) Aurora Energy/Superior Pellets/Fairbanks Foodbank Micro-turbine, and 2) UAF Power Plant/ACEP Energy Technology Facility/Fairbanks Natural Gas. Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to register for the tours on the main registration page as soon as possible.

Register online. To learn more and download the agenda, visit the event website.

September 23, 2014
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager 101 Join ENERGY STAR as it introduces and demonstrates the core functionality of EPA’s new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to navigate the new Portfolio Manager, add a property and enter details about it, enter energy and water consumption data, share properties, generate performance reports to assess progress, and respond to data requests.

Register online.

September 24, 2014
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Successful Project Financing Mechanisms - ESPCs and UESCs The attendees will learn about two popular mechanisms developed for federal agencies to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and utility energy service contracts (UESCs). The discussion includes how these two methods allow tribes to develop the projects with limited to no up-front capital costs, thus minimizing the need for including the project costs in budgets or requesting congressional appropriations for them. The speakers will also identify best implementation practices developed over nearly 15 years and hundreds of projects.

Register online. For more information, contact the Tribal Energy Program Help Desk.

September 24, 2014
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager 201 Attendees will continue to learn about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new Portfolio Manager tool with more advanced functionalities such as managing and tracking changes to your property uses over time, using spreadsheet templates to update property data, setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties, generating and using custom reports, and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

Register online.

September 24, 2014
Online
DOE SEE Action Webinar: Energy Efficiency Measure Cost Studies Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Working Group, this webinar will explain the importance of measure cost studies. Estimates of measure costs are a central input to assessing the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency measures, programs, and portfolios. They are also fundamentally important to rebate and incentive levels, as well as forecasts and analyses of customer adoption. Despite their importance, studies supporting estimates of measure costs have been infrequent and limited to few jurisdictions.

Register online.

September 25, 2014
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webinar: How to Apply for the ENERGY STAR Certification Learn how to apply for ENERGY STAR Certification in Portfolio Manager. Understand the value of the ENERGY STAR certification, see the step-by-step process of applying, and gain tips to help your property get from application to award.

Register online.

September 25, 2014
Online
DOE SEE Action Webinar: Community-Based Social Marketing Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), this webinar will describe community-based social marketing as a behavior-based approach for developing energy-efficiency programs. The webinar will begin with an overview of the five steps involved in developing and delivering a community-based social marketing program, including methods for prioritizing and selecting target behaviors, identifying barriers and benefits, leveraging behavior change tools, pilot testing, and evaluation. Each presentation will also cover case studies of scalable programs that have successfully applied the community-based social marketing model or its components to promote energy-efficiency and conservation behaviors.

Register online.

October 6-9, 2014
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
RES Wisconsin The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is hosting RES Wisconsin where attendees can interact with tribal leaders, members of Congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials, and top CEOs on a national platform. The event will have teaming opportunities, business development sessions, the RES Tradeshow, Business Expo, American Indian Artisan Market, RES Procurement, RES Business Matchmaking, Tribal Business Leaders Forum, and much more.

Register online.

October 7-9, 2014
Norman, Oklahoma
ITEP Climate Change Adaptation Planning Sponsored by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), this course provides an introduction to planning for climate change impacts, with examples of tribes that have been going through the adaptation planning process. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be involved in climate change adaptation planning. Since the course will focus on climate change impacts in the region, we especially encourage people from the region to attend. There are no prerequisites. However, we expect participants to have a basic understanding of climate change and its impacts. At your request, ITEP will refer you to material to read/review prior to the training. There are no registration fees for this course. Please see course registration form for information about participant travel costs that ITEP will cover.

For more information, please contact Sue Wotkyns, Program Manager, at 928-523-1488 or email Susan.Wotkyns@nau.edu.

October 7, 2014
online
Better Buildings Challenge Webinar: PACE Financing for Energy Efficiency: Success Stories The Better Buildings Challenge is hosting a webinar on Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, a vehicle to pay for energy efficiency improvements or renewable energy installations on private property. Better Buildings Challenge partners describer their successful experiences with PACE financing as program developers, city administrators, and property owners.

Register online.

October 14-17, 2014
Keshena, Wisconsin
SDI Shifting Seasons Summit Hosted by the College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), this three-day summit will focus on different levels of climate change adaptation training for tribes. There will also be ample opportunities for networking among indigenous practitioners, tribal leaders and land managers, federal agencies, and climate change scientists. The information is specific to the Northeast region but is open to all who are interested in the issues of climate change and tribes. The event is being planned with assistance from the Northern Arizona University Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals and Michigan State University faculty and is funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs Climate Change program and the Northeast Climate Science Center. Additional assistance will be provided from the Penn State University-led Sustainable Climate Risk Management Strategies network. For tribes in the northeast who may not be able to travel to the summit, some funding is available to set up satellite locations for participation via live streaming broadcast.

Please contact pwaukau@menominee.edu for more information.

October 14-15, 2014
Denver, Colorado
Ute Tribe Tribal Energy Conference and Expo Save the date for this international gathering of energy-producing tribes, governments, and companies envisioning a path forward toward a more sustainable future. Registration fee of $300 per attendee includes admission to the conference, receptions, all seminars/breakout sessions, course materials, and food and beverages where indicated on the agenda.

Register online or download the registration form and register by mail:  New Mexico Community Capital, 801 University Blvd. SE, Ste. #102, Albuquerque, NM  87106. For more information, download the agenda or contact CJ Moya, conference coordinator, at 505-924-2820 or via email at CJ@nmccap.org.

October 26-31, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
NCAI 71st Annual Convention Save the date for the National Congress of American Indians 71st Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

For the latest information, visit the event Web page.

October 29, 2014
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Putting It All Together Attendees will hear a recap of the information covered in the previous webinars and the tremendous opportunities that are waiting to be taken advantage of. Attendees will hear about the data from a 2012 National Renewable Energy Laboratory report, which cites that American Indian land comprises 2% of U.S. land but contains an estimated 5% of all renewable energy resources. Presenters include participants in the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program and the Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group. Attendees will learn about the DOE Office of Indian Energy collaborations and tribal experiences that identified obstacles and opportunities in energy and related infrastructure development and capacity building in Indian Country. The question-and-answer session will emphasize the need to get feedback from the key stakeholders on the topics for the 2015 Tribal Webinar Series.

Register online. For more information, contact the Tribal Energy Program Help Desk.

November 4-6, 2014
Green Bay, Wisconsin
HUD Environmental Review The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD's) Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs (EWONAP), in collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center, is presenting an Environmental Review Training. Environmental review allows tribal government and other stakeholders to identify and evaluate alternative project sites and designs that can mitigate adverse impacts and/or lower long-term maintenance costs. In addition to providing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) overview, the workshop will cover procedural mechanics, HUD monitoring, and more.

Register online.