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’re holding the Fall 2021 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.

Register and learn more about our fall speakers…


September 23 @ 5:30 pm (Pacific): Grace Wu — Building a net zero energy system that protects biodiversity

September 30 @ 5:30 pm (Pacific): Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins — Waste siege: the life of infrastructure in Palestine

October 7 @ 4 pm (Pacific): Bill McKibben, co-founder of — What can we still do?

November 4 @ 5:30 pm (Pacific): Sam Arons, sustainability director at Lyft — The road ahead: shared electric vehicles

November 18 @ 5:30 pm (Pacific): William Bauer —We are the land: a history of Native California

December 2 @ 5:30 pm (Pacific): Traci Brynne Voyles — The Settler Sea: California’s Salton Sea and the Consequences of Colonialism

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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