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Schatz Energy News

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On July 29 @ noon PDT, join us for a special webinar event to learn about Thwaites Glacier research, life aboard the Nathaniel B Palmer, and polar climate research programs supported by the US Antarctic Program… Learn more and register

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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

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We continue to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests, and are committed to building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace and a more just world. We understand there is much work for us to do…Read more

Our projects in the news

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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