Climate Action Planning
A Climate Action Plan is often a commitment by a City or County, adopted by a Council or Board of Governors, to implement a set of actions over a particular time period that will support economic growth in an environmentally cooperative way.
The Redwood Coast Energy Authority offers Climate Action Planning services that include:
- greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions modeling, inventorying, and forecasting,
- government and community engagement, and
- development of stand alone or integrated policy action plans.
Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Greenhouse gas emissions are of significant concern due to their global warming effect on the planet and the resulting environmental impacts from this effect. The state of California has been a leader in the development of policy that focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address community resilience issues such as: climate change, water resource management, and access to opportunities. Each year, CivicSpark recruits 90 Fellows, who serve with local governments for 11 months.
Since 2014, Redwood Coast Energy Authority has participated in the CivicSpark program as a site host and project partner in the North Coast Region. Visit the CivicSpark website for more information about this program.
The application for 2018-2019 CivicSpark fellowships is now open! RCEA will be hosing one of two fellows in the North Coast Region and you can view our project description on the CivicSpark website. The priority deadline to submit applications is June 29th, 2018. Follow the link for for application instructions and information including a link to an informational webinar.
Comprehensive Action Plan for Energy (CAPE)
In 2012 the Redwood Coast Energy Authority Board of Directors adopted a Comprehensive Action Plan for Energy (CAPE) intended to support achieving energy-related goals in Humboldt County. The CAPE supports achieving these goals through strategies that specifically address: Regional Energy Planning & Coordination, Energy Reliability & Security, Economic Development, Built Environment Efficiency, Education, Water & Waste, Transportation, and Energy Generation & Utility Services. For more information you can read the full CAPE document (PDF).