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We are seeking an entry-level professional to join our team off-grid energy access team as a research assistant. Applications will be accepted through 4 pm on Wednesday, March 17. Learn more

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On March 11 at 5:30 pm, join us for the first talk in our spring Sustainable Futures speaker series — author Dina Gilio-Whitaker will discuss Environmental justice in Indian Country and moving toward a transformational land ethic. Register for this free event

On March 18 at 5:30 pm, Fermín Reygadas of Cántaro Azul will explore his organization’s Journey to contribute to the human right to water and sanitation in rural Mexico . Register for this free event

An aerial view of the entrance to Humboldt Bay, where a small boat enters between two jetties.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our offshore wind feasibility webinar series this fall! Videos for all events are now available, along with reports for most of our wind analyses to date. Watch or download materials

Our projects in the news

MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 8/25/20
California Microgrids Flex Their Skills During Blackouts

GREENTECH MEDIA | 8/24/20
The Elusive ‘Microgrid Tariff’ Begins to Emerge in California

PG&E CURRENTS | 8/7/20
First-Ever Multi-Customer Microgrid in Northern California Coming to Humboldt County

MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 6/12/20
Partnering with Communities on Microgrids “Critically Important”

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM | 5/29/20
COVID-19 will accelerate the revolution in energy systems

LOST COAST OUTPOST | 1/23/20
Terra-Gen Critics Said We Should Wait for Offshore Wind, But Will That Project Spark an Even Nastier Debate?

JEFFERSON PUBLIC RADIO | 1/14/20
California Reservation’s Solar Microgrid Provides Power During Utility Shutoffs

WASHINGTON POST | 1/1/2020
Amid shut-off woes, a beacon of energy

MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 12/19/19
Community Microgrids: Four Examples of Local Energy that Improves Lives

REASONS to be CHEERFUL | 12/7/19
Power struggle: In the haze of the California wildfires, a Native American tribe’s independent electricity grid saved the day. Is a new model for energy in America rising from the ashes?

MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 11/12/19
Airport Microgrid in Northern California Looks to Create Replicable Model

MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 11/11/19
Life Won Thanks to the Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid

ETH ZURICH | 11/6/19
Understanding the Scale of Back-up Generation in the Developing World

POPULAR SCIENCE | 10/21/19
How microgrids could protect California from blackouts during fire season

NORTH COAST JOURNAL | 10/17/19
Blackout

WIRED | 5/16/19
This Casino’s Microgrid Might Be the Future of Energy

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