A just energy transition in action: Developing 1G of wind power with tribes

Contributed by Shaandiin Cedar, GreenBiz

[Six] tribes make up the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority (OSPA) — the Cheyenne River, Flandreau Santee, Oglala, Rosebud, Standing Rock and Yankton tribes — unified in a mission to develop inter-tribal renewable energy resources and bolster tribal sovereignty, self-determination and energy independence. After years of searching for the right partner, OSPA selected Apex to develop their wind resources.

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Shaandiin Cedar is a writer, business consultant and environmental justice advocate focused on the opportunities to build a clean, equitable economy.

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