Native projects for renewable energy discussed at Studium

Reuben Martinez, a member of the Makah Tribe, will discuss “Energy Sovereignty: Exploring Renewable Energy Projects with Tribal Nations” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday during the Peninsula College’s Studium Generale.

The free virtual presentation is available at The meeting ID is 880 8257 5506.

Martinez will explore three major areas of renewable energy project development: technical, financial and policy. Looking through a tribal lens, Martinez will examine how sovereignty interacts with these three areas and how they each impact the overall process of accessing renewable energy projects.

Martinez is a recent graduate of Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He is an alumnus of Peninsula College who spent his final year at WWU focusing primarily on renewable energy.