Schatz Energy Research Center


The Schatz Center hosts two lecture programs: the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series (SFSS) and the Schatz Research Webinars. Our team also participates in a broad range of events related to clean and renewable energy access, development, and resilience.

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Sustainable Futures

Wind turbines and agriculture

Upcoming in the speaker series

We’ll be holding the Spring 2022 Sustainable Futures speaker series online. Each talk will be streamed via Zoom webinar and followed by a Q&A discussion period.

All events are free and open to the public, and live captioning is provided for all lectures. To request additional support, please contact or call 707-826-4345 as early as possible before an event.

Our first talk of the spring semester will be on January 27, with Jill Lindsey Harrison, author of From the Inside Out: The Fight for Environmental Justice within Government Agencies. We’re also looking forward to Andrea Rogers, who will share her insights from working at Our Children’s Trust, and Alison Bates of Colby College, who will talk about offshore wind development on the east coast. Look for details on these speakers and more in January!

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Schatz Research Webinars

Two researchers sit near the stern with the shore receding in the distance

Trinidad Head from the stern of the Coral Sea

Offshore wind webinar series

In the fall of 2020, our team hosted a series of five webinar workshops on the feasibility of offshore wind energy for California’s north coast. In each webinar, we shared findings from our recently conducted studies, followed by a moderated panel discussion and a community Q&A.

  • View recordings and download agendas and slide decks for this series on our wind studies page.
  • Download related reports on our publications page.
  • If you’re interested in receiving updates on our offshore wind research, please email us at

Recent Recordings

Orcas swim in grey water

Orcas in Monterey Bay – photo by Scott Terrill

Sustainable Futures

Schatz Research Webinars

California north coast offshore wind feasibility studies

External Events



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