Scroll down to read news stories about Community Choice Energy in the Redwood Coast region, with focus on current and developing CCA programs: Mendocino County and Redwood Coast Energy Authority. We invite your contributions.

It is our aim to present information and points of view that are important to clean energy and Community Choice stakeholders throughout California. The Clean Power Exchange and Center for Climate Protection are not responsible for the factual accuracy in reposted articles and viewpoints expressed are not necessarily those of the Clean Power Exchange or Center for Climate Protection.

US Aims To Disrupt Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Field

The US has been long sitting on a 13,000-mile coastline worth trillions (yes, trillions) of BTU in offshore wind energy, all of it accessible and ripe for the plucking. And yet, the country has only 5 commercial offshore turbines in operation. Somewhat ironically, the tide finally began to turn during the Trump administration. More and […]

PG&E tells local officials bankruptcy filing won’t affect energy rates

Pacific Gas & Electric Corp., the country’s largest utility, announced Monday it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy — a move that creates uncertainty as to whether Humboldt County energy ratepayers will be affected. PG&E currently faces $30 billion in potential damages from litigation over a series of wildfires in California during 2017 and 2018. Many […]

Arcata adopts new energy efficiency standards

The city of Arcata has adopted a new energy ordinance that will require residential buildings to be more efficient than the current minimum state standards dictate. Known as a “reach code,” the ordinance is a small part of Arcata’s local Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan. “We’re looking for every opportunity to reduce greenhouse gases,” Emily Benvie, Environmental Programs […]

Redwood Coast Energy Authority is Hiring

Redwood Coast Energy Authority is looking to hire a manager of human resources and workforce development. This role will be focused on managing internal human resources functions as well as developing and administering workforce development programs that advance RCEA’s mission. Please click on the below links to view the application instructions and the full job description. […]

Bureau plans forum on offshore wind in Golden State

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is holding a public information meeting on 13 December 2018 to provide an update on planning issues regarding offshore windfarms off the coast of California. At the meeting, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will share information on planning activity for possible offshore wind developments along the California […]

Redwood Coast Energy Authority Plays Key Role in Bringing Offshore Wind to Redwood Coast

Wind power off the coast of California has been in the news recently, all the way from our Northern California Press Democrat to the New York Times. If all you ever did was read these stories you would never know that Community Choice Energy agencies have been a driving force behind at least one of […]

Local energy partnership readying North Coast for hydrogen powered cars

At the beginning of this year, Gov. Brown signed an executive order mandating in part that, “all State entities work with the private sector and all appropriate levels of government to put at least 5 million zero-emission vehicles on California roads by 2030.” As a result, a local partnership between the Redwood Coast Energy Authority […]

Clarke Museum, Eureka Visitor Center Go 100% Renewable On Energy

EUREKA – The Clarke Historical Museum and Eureka Visitor Center are excited to announce they have enrolled in Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s (RCEA) REpower+, Humboldt County’s Community Choice 100% Renewable Energy program. According to Museum Director & Curator Ben Brown, the move is a natural one. “The Clarke is the home of Humboldt County’s history, […]

Redwood Coast Energy Authority Fall 2018 Update

In 2013, Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA), Schatz Energy Research Center and other local partners culminated a years-longplanning effort with the publication of the RePower Humboldt Strategic Plan. The aim of this work was to determine how Humboldt County could transition to a low-carbon, renewable energy-powered economy by 2030. A key recommendation in the plan […]

County promises climate change action

HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County has pledged to create a plan for reining in its carbon emissions and will strive for 100 percent renewably-sourced electricity by 2025. A resolution to that effect was unanimously approved at the Sept. 11 Board of Supervisors meeting. Advanced by Supervisor Mike Wilson, the resolution also declares the county’s support for […]