COUNTY CLIMATE ACTION PLAN

California requires local governments “to assess and mitigate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with their major projects.” Humboldt County is hoping to join the 40% of other counties in the state that have already developed a Climate Action Plan (CAP) to meet that requirement. The county is working with other local agencies to develop a regional CAP. From the county’s website: “The plan will explore locally-oriented strategies to reduce emissions from vehicle travel, electricity consumption, natural gas use and other sources of GHGs.” Stay informed here.

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OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT

Many residents of the county are excited about the potential for offshore winds to supply the energy demands both locally and statewide. In fall 2020, the Schatz Energy Research team hosted a series of five webinar workshops on the feasibility of offshore wind energy development on California’s north coast. Link to the webinar series is here.

The 350 Humboldt Offshore Wind Committee is currently in the process of collecting and organizing other relevant resources.

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RCEA’S COMPREHENSIVE ACTION PLAN FOR ENERGY

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s plan was updated in 2019. Find a copy here.

 

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