The Jemez tribe in New Mexico is seeking to develop a geothermal power system on its reservation west of Albuquerque. The project, funded in part by a nearly $5 million Department of Energy grant, is being managed by TBA Power and has brought technical geothermal training to at least six members of the tribe. The Jemez tribe is also seeking to develop a four-megawatt solar farm to earn revenue. A recently proposed Department of Interior rule is designed to make it easier for Indians to lease land for renewable energy projects. See related story on renewable energy and Native American Indian tribes.
December 4, 2011 6:01 AM PST
Photo by: Michael Albrecht/TBA Power
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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