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Schatz Energy News

An offshore wind farm off Barrow, Ireland

We invite the public to participate in a five-part webinar series this fall, in which we will explore the feasibility of offshore wind for California’s north coast… REGISTER for webinar sessions and learn more about our recent findings

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

Reports from our offshore wind studies are now available — including interconnection, transmission, wind resource, economic, environmental and current use analyses. Download recent reports and publications

A yellow book cover with a black and white graphic of humans beneath and animals within a tree

On October 8 @ 5:30 pm (Pacific), join us for a panel discussion with the editors of Latinx Environmentalisms, and explore what happens when Latinx studies and environmental studies meet…Register for this talk

A blue, top-loading refrigerator with a manual on top sits behind nested purple and white plastic bowls and a tan plastic pitcher

We recently conducted a needs assessment of the energy required to maintain stable refrigeration and freezing for COVID-19 diagnostic test samples collected at off-grid health clinics… Read more and download the publication

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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