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Three questions for Deepti Chatti

Dr. Deepti Chatti joined the Schatz Energy Research Center this fall as a faculty associate, and is an Assistant Professor in Humboldt State’s Environmental Studies department. Maia: What is the role of social...

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October on the Coral Sea

Last month, Mark Severy joined the crew of the R.V. Coral Sea for a research cruise from Humboldt Bay out past the continental shelf. The Coral Sea is Humboldt State’s marine research and teaching vessel, and...

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The dirty footprint of the broken grid

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT Between 1-2 billion people live without reliable access to an electrical grid. Homes and businesses in these communities suffer outages that last from hundreds to thousands of hours each year —...

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Offshore wind feasibility study 2

As capital costs for offshore wind rapidly decrease and floating platform technologies come online, the northern coast of California is emerging as a promising site for the first offshore wind farm in the eastern...

Solar+ systems and wildfire solutions

The Solar+ project at the Blue Lake Rancheria (BLR) is fast approaching completion. This summer, we are working closely with the BLR and with our project partners at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to connect the...

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Pathways to clean cooking

Nicholas Lam recently attended the Pathways to Clean Cooking 2050 conference in Wexford, Ireland. The conference brought together researchers and practitioners to discuss strategies to increase access to clean and...

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Off-grid conferences in Amsterdam

On June 17-18, Arne Jacobson and Kim Thorpe, along with colleagues from CLASP, represented the Lighting Global Quality Assurance team at the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association’s (GOGLA) annual member conference in...

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Clean energy for healthcare

In April, Arne Jacobson and Meg Harper attended the United Nations Foundation (UNF) Clean Energy for Healthcare conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Arne and Meg presented interim findings from our QA for Public Facilities...

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