Fossil fuels can be an important source of revenue and jobs for some Native nations. As the world embarks on a transition to renewable energy sources, how can Native nations navigate this transition while working toward energy sovereignty—in other words, authority over their decisions related to energy production and use—on Native lands? New research by Resources for the Future Fellow Daniel Raimi and former intern Alana Davicino, published recently in the journal Energy Research & Social Science as part of a larger project on Native nations and energy sovereignty, examines these questions about the energy transition and energy sovereignty. In this installment of In Focus, Raimi analyzes some of the broader considerations and challenges to the energy transition in Native nations.
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