In this episode, host Daniel Raimi talks with Pilar Thomas, a partner at Quarles & Brady and a professor of the practice at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. Thomas is an expert on energy development and environmental management on tribal lands and has served in the US Departments of Justice, Interior, and Energy. Raimi and Thomas discuss how different tribes are approaching fossil and renewable energy development, preparing for the energy transition, and addressing energy poverty on tribal lands.
References and recommendations:
Tribal Energy Atlas from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; https://maps.nrel.gov/tribal-energy-atlas
Writing and analysis from Wood Mackenzie; https://www.woodmac.com/
Studies and analysis from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; https://www.lbl.gov/
Sandia National Laboratories; https://www.sandia.gov/