By Mason Dockter, Sioux City Journal
WinnaVegas, [owned by the Winnebago Tribe], is in the process of installing sets of solar panels to power the casino and hotel. Panels have already been installed on the bingo hall, and work is ongoing to install solar panels in other areas on the roofs of casino buildings and on adjacent land. Read more here.
Ho-Chunk, Inc Photo: The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska previously completed more than 400 kilowatts of solar projects, including this solar farm on the reservation. The WinnaVegas Casino projects are part of the tribe’s additional 320 kilowatts of solar capacity development.
The Winnebago Tribe’s economic development corporation: Ho-Chunk, Inc
2019 Winnebago Tribe’s Solar Development Tour: Please watch our website calendar and Facebook Page for an announcement about this year’s tour and plan to join us!
MORE GOOD NEWS
Wind farm under construction in Fairmont, Lincoln Journal Star
An Omaha-based energy company says construction on its wind farm in Fillmore County is “well underway.”
By Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio
Native American leaders meeting in Milwaukee this week at the convention of the National Congress of American Indians are asking the Trump administration to do more to combat climate change. Tribal leaders speaking at the conference say recent wildfires and hurricanes that have destroyed housing and other resources are a sign of rising global temperatures, and that federal action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is needed.
[The article features the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe, as well as the Oneida, Ho-Chunk and Menominee Tribes as several examples of Native Americans’ leadership on climate action]. Read more here.
Photo: Tribal art on display at the National Congress of American Indians convention in Milwaukee. Chuck Quirmbach / Wisconsin Public Radio
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy provides tribes and Alaska Natives with information on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and project development through webinars and online curriculum.
The 11 webinars provide attendees with information on tools and resources available to develop and implement tribal energy plans, programs, and projects; tribal energy development case studies; and business strategies tribes can use to expand their energy options and develop sustainable local economies. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.