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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 […]

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 […]