Technical and Policy White Papers and Presentations
The Tribal Clean Energy Resource Center offers informational resources to Tribes in response to specific requests on technical and policy questions.
The following documents provide detail on some of the areas that TCERC has covered through this process.
The following document explains the revolving loan program set up by the California Public Utilities Commission for Navajo and Hopi tribal entities to use sulfur-dioxide-credit funds from the closure of Mohave Generating Station to participate in renewable energy RFPs in California.
Funding Opportunities for Navajo and Hopi Renewable Energy Projects [pdf]
In addition, TCERC’s partners from time to time contact us with information on programs of interest to tribes developing renewable energy projects. The following links and contact information provide access to these resources.
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Tribal Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tool
EPA has developed a free Tribal Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tool designed to help tribes evaluate greenhouse gas emissions from their entire community or from tribal government operations. In beta version, this interactive tool helps tribes calculate GHG emissions from residential, commercial, transportation, and waste and wastewater management sectors. For more information and to access the tool, please contact Andrea Denny (firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-343-9268)
ENERGY STAR® for Industry
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program helps manufacturers develop and strengthen energy management across their operations to improve efficiency, save money and protect the environment.
For manufacturers of any size, ENERGY STAR offers a unique set of resources that support effective energy management. These resources include:
- Energy management guidance;
- Plant energy performance benchmarking tools;
- Communication resources to promote energy efficiency;
- Recognition programs to motivate change and reward performance; and
- Partnership opportunities that foster networking.
Companies interested in pursuing energy management can partner with ENERGY STAR. The industrial partnership currently enjoys the voluntary participation of over 700 industrial companies, including tribal owned manufacturing operations.
Salt River Materials Group (SRMG), owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, has had great success in working with ENERGY STAR. Their Phoenix Cement Plant is among the top energy performers in cement manufacturing plants in the U.S. and has reduced the plant’s energy use by more than 40% across its operations, saving $6 million in energy costs the first year after modernizing the plant.
Learn more about ENERGY STAR tools and resources designed to help your manufacturing operations improve energy performance at:
Last updated: January 29, 2014