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

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Let the Youth Be Heard

Upcoming in the speaker series

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 this semester to Alison Bates of Colby College, who will share her insights on the social dynamics of offshore wind on March 3, and Andrea Rodgers of Our Children’s Trust, who will discuss children’s fundamental rights, the climate crisis, and the call for judicial branch engagement on April 28.

Register and learn more about upcoming events…

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.

Schatz Research Webinars

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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

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Orcas in Monterey Bay – photo by Scott Terrill

Sustainable Futures

Schatz Research Webinars

California north coast offshore wind feasibility studies

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