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Talk Humboldt: RCEA's Matthew Marshall

microgrid event, Matthew Marshall (Redwood Coast Energy Authority, Executive Director)
microgrid event, Matthew Marshall (Redwood Coast Energy Authority, Executive Director)

Offshore wind represents "a big opportunity for clean energy and climate action, but also for economic development" for Humboldt County, says Matthew Marshall of the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA).

RCEA's mission is to develop and implement sustainable energy initiatives that reduce energy demand, increase energy efficiency, and advance the use of clean, efficient, and renewable resources available in the region.

This takes the shape of numerous initiatives, like helping residents make their homes more efficient, working on local microgrid projects, a Community Choice Energy program, helping local businesses streamline their electric usage, and exploring offshore wind.

In this episode of Talk Humboldt, Marshall offers hosts Keith Flamer and Tom Jackson a thumbnail sketch of what RCEA is and how it works to reduce electric usage in Humboldt County.

Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr. is the President of Cal Poly Humboldt. A first-generation college graduate, Jackson is also a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, Texas State Guard, and Indiana Guard Reserve. He holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the University of La Verne.
Dr. Keith Snow-Flamer has been President of the College of the Redwoods since 2015. Dr. Snow-Flamer holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University.