Climate and Clean Energy webinar series
Join us @ 5:30 pm on November 3 for our next webinar series event! Gabrielle Wong-Parodi of Stanford University will describe her work with the SF Bay Area’s Our Communities, Our Bay research project, and Preparing frontline communities for climate disruption: Lessons from community-embedded research.
Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid
Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate completion of the Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid!
Transmission alternatives for California north coast offshore wind
On May 25 we presented a webinar on our latest feasibility study for offshore wind development in the Humboldt Wind Energy Area. This transmission-focused study analyzes how much power could be generated on the north coast by offshore wind while remaining within the bounds of the existing regional infrastructure, and describes the corresponding economics.
How the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard could use garbage to pay for electric vehicles
In the latest issue of Energy Policy, we examine the potential for the United States to support turning waste streams into renewable resources — yielding revenue that could be used to subsidize electric vehicle sales and to support other transportation sector environmental and equity goals.
Overlooked emissions from woody biomass storage
Combustion of biomass for electricity production is a pathway for utilizing woody residues that would otherwise be considered waste. Woody residues are often stored in large piles prior to combustion, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from this storage phase are understudied and often assumed to be negligible. In a recent study, we investigated the effects of temperature, oxygen concentration, and moisture content on GHG emissions during decomposition of woody biomass. Under all treatment conditions, methane was detected in concentrations above ambient levels, indicating that woody biomass storage conditions are conducive to anaerobic decomposition.
Our projects in the news
HUMBOLDT NOW | June 2022
Collaborating for a clean energy future
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION | May 2022
2021 EPIC Highlights
ENERGYTECH Mission Critical Microgrid Series | May 2022
The Redwood Coast Airport and Coast Guard Microgrid
MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | Jan 2022
Microgrids for a 21st century grid
STATE OF CALIFORNIA | July 2021
California’s Electricity System of the Future
MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 4/15/21
PG&E Launches Community Microgrid Program