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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 […]

RCEA and Consortium Submit Lease Application For Northern California Offshore Wind Energy Project

PRESS RELEASE: EUREKA, California, September 12, 2018 – The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA), with support from a consortium of private companies, has submitted a lease application to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to advance the development of an offshore wind energy project off the coast of Humboldt County, in Northern California. The 100-150 […]

Humboldt County targets 100 percent clean energy by 2025

A day after California mandated the state to be entirely green-powered by 2045, Humboldt County has raised its own stakes. By 2025, all of the electricity used within Humboldt County institutions will come from renewable energy resources, after the county board of supervisors unanimously voted to pass a resolution to align itself with international climate change policies. […]

County of Humboldt to Prepare EIR for Wind Farm

Scoping meetings coming for 135 megawatt wind energy project The Humboldt County Planning and Building Department is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a 135 megawatt wind energy project consisting of 60 wind turbines and extension of transmission lines to the Bridgeville PG&E Substation. The project is generally located in the Scotia, Shively, and […]

Wind farm project introduced to Humboldt County residents

At least 80 people gathered at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center on Thursday evening to hear about a proposed wind farm project that would generate energy to power tens of thousands of homes. San Diego-based Humboldt Wind LLC is proposing to build up to 60 590-foot-tall wind turbines around Monument Ridge that would generate 135 […]

Company seeks public input on Humboldt County wind energy farm project

Humboldt County may see a significant boost in its renewable energy portfolio should a proposed onshore wind energy farm be built near Scotia, according to local officials. The San Diego-based company Humboldt Wind LLC that is leading the project is set to host two public meetings in Fortuna and Eureka next week to discuss details […]

Humboldt Bay Harbor District Commissions Rooftop Solar

Standard Solar, Inc., a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, today announced the completion of a solar project in Eureka, California in partnership with the Humboldt Bay Harbor District. The 717 kilowatt rooftop solar array,commissioned and financed by Standard Solar, will also be operated and maintained by the company. […]

RCEA celebrates first year of community choice energy

Happy belated birthday Redwood Coast Energy Authority community choice energy program! It’s a little late because the energy program — which Humboldt County energy consumers were switched to with the aims of lowering energy bills modestly and put an emphasis on using local, renewable energy — went online at the beginning of last May, but […]

Standard Solar Completes Project At Decommissioned Power Plant

Standard Solar Inc. has completed a solar project in Eureka, Calif., in partnership with the Humboldt Bay Harbor District. The 717 kW rooftop solar array, commissioned and financed by Standard Solar, will also be operated and maintained by the company. The district is expected to save $48,500 annually in energy costs. The project, financed through a […]