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Update 10/10/17: MCKINLEYVILLE – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors are hoping a green idea takes off at the Humboldt County airport in McKinleyville. During their meeting today, the board signed a letter to the California Energy Commission asking for funding to build a solar microgrid on nine acres of airport grounds. The multi-million dollar […]
Humboldt County is taking action to comply with a state law requiring expedited permitting for electric vehicle charging stations and Supervisor Mike Wilson has described it as a first step toward electric switchover. “It’s the minimum and I think we need to start talking about what we can do, beyond streamlining the permit process, to […]
This past May, Humboldt County became the eighth local jurisdiction in California to provide Community Choice Energy to its residents and businesses. Humboldt joined Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, and several other counties and cities now offering an alternative way to buy electricity. For years, investor-owned utilities like PG&E have been the only choice for most Californians […]
Mayor, governors, college and university leaders, businesses and investors are coming together to declare that they will still support the Paris Climate Agreement to combat climate change. President Trump’s announcement to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement was met with widespread criticism, and local and state governments are taking responsibility to decrease greenhouse […]
Blue Lake Power LLC plans to restart its 12-MW biomass power plant in California next month, the company announced on Sunday. Blue Lake said in a press statement it is currently working to secure short and long-term supplies of fuel for ongoing operations. The particular facility will be burning wood to produce steam and generate […]
BLUE LAKE – Blue Lake Council will consider powering the city with 100% renewable energy. Member Bobbi Ricca requested the discussion to better understand the financial implications of Shifting To Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s Re-Power program. According to a report from RCEA, the cost would amount to $3,100 annually. The council will meet Tuesday, July […]
People who live in Humboldt County now have a choice when it comes to their electricity supplier. Roger Engel is the director of power resources for the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA), a non-profit with a board made up of government officials from cities in Humboldt as well as the county board of supervisors. “This year […]
Customers enrolled in Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s community choice energy program can “opt up” so that all the electricity coming into their home or business comes from 100 percent renewable sources. “It’s a great, attainable way to fight climate change by reducing your carbon footprint,” Eureka City Councilman Austin Allison, who opted into the program […]
The Board of Supervisors voted to include unincorporated areas of Humboldt County into Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s Community Choice Energy program earlier this year. In May, Ferndale City Council voted to join as well. Now the entire county is eligible to participate in the community choice energy program. Sydney Morrone reports…
A new solar-storage combination microgrid is now up and running to power government offices, businesses and American Red Cross shelter sites throughout a Native America reservation in northern California, partners in the project announced Thursday. Blue Lake Rancheria launched its low-carbon community microgrid. The plant combines a 500-kW solar photovoltaic system built by REC Solar […]