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Alternative Energy

The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee ratified the Kyoto Protocol on February 13, 2007, pledging to obtain 20 percent of electricity use from renewable energy resources by 2020. The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee assigned the task of developing an energy management plan to the Resource Management Division and the Planning Division.

Fond du Lac will incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy into the design and construction of all future buildings, which will lower life cycle maintenance and operation costs. These buildings will be used to educate the community about energy efficiency and will assist in our efforts to expand sustainable development on the Fond du Lac Reservation. A strategic energy plan will further the goals of managing, conserving, and restoring the natural resources of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is assessing the potential for: commercial wind power, economic feasibility for a possible hydroelectric project, use of passive solar and daylighting in a LEED Resource Management building, installing a 12 kW solar electric project on a LEED Resource Management Building and powwow arbor, utilizing biomass from byproducts of the Tribe’s logging and fuel reduction operations to produce Green Power.