Row of buildings in Eureka

Climate and Energy Planning

Working Together to Address Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities

The County of Humboldt and the seven cities within its boundaries are developing a 2040 Climate Action Plan (CAP) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout the region. This multi-jurisdictional plan will explore ways to reduce emissions while empowering local businesses and improving the health of our communities. Baseline emissions levels were informed by 2015 greenhouse gas emissions inventories RCEA completed for each jurisdiction (see below).

In parallel with CAP development, RCEA is updating the Humboldt County Comprehensive Action Plan for Energy (CAPE). First completed in 2012, the CAPE is RCEA’s primary strategic planning document and articulates specific objectives and strategies for implementing RCEA’s mission. The updated CAPE will encapsulate past strategic planning documents (below) and reflect Humboldt County’s changing energy landscape. RCEA staff plan to finalize and present the CAPE to the RCEA Board for adoption by November 2019.

CAPE strategies are still under revision but generally fall under the following categories:  regional energy planning, energy generation and utility services, energy efficiency and transportation.

Together the CAP and CAPE will determine the steps necessary to achieve a resilient and decarbonized future for Humboldt County.

For more information please visit the County’s Climate Action Plan website:

Climate Action Plan Survey –  Complete the survey and see the latest workshop presentations, fact sheets, and public comments as they become available.

Participate in These Events to Learn More

2019 Schedule

Comprehensive Action Plan for Energy Activity

Redwood Coast Energy Authority Board of Directors meeting:

  • June 27 – First draft of CAPE update presented to Board
    • Located at the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Office, 828 7thSt., Eureka. Board agenda can be found here.

Climate Action Plan Activity

  • June 4 – Southern Humboldt Community Workshop
    • Tuesday, 6/4 from 6:00-7:30 at Redway Elementary School, 344 Humboldt Ave., Redway.
  • June 12 – McKinleyville Community Workshop
    • Wednesday 6/12 from 6:00-7:30 at Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Rd
  • June 18 – Willow Creek Community Services Workshop
    • Tuesday 6/18 from 6:00-7:30 at the Willow Creek CSD Office, 135 Willow Rd.

Comprehensive Action Plan for Energy Activity

  • Present CAPE update at Climate Action Plan regional workshop (date TBD)

Climate Action Plan Activity

  • Regional Workshop, Location TBD, July 24th


Comprehensive Action Plan for Energy Activity

Redwood Coast Energy Authority Board of Directors meetings

  • Second draft of CAPE update presented to Board (September/October)
  • Present final CAPE to Board for adoption (November)

Climate Action Plan Activity

  • Distribute public draft of Climate Action Plan

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories

[Under Construction]

  • 2015 Arcata GHG Inventory
  • 2015 Blue Lake GHG Inventory
  • 2015 Eureka GHG Inventory
  • 2015 Ferndale GHG Inventory
  • 2015 Fortuna GHG Inventory
  • 2015 Trinidad GHG Inventory
  • 2015 Unincorporated County Inventory

Planning Documents

[Under construction]

  • Arcata Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan (2006)
  • City of Blue Lake Climate Action Plan (2014)
  • Draft Trinidad Climate Action Plan (2010)
  • Hoopa Valley Housing Authority Climate Action Plan (2015)


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.

Contact Us

633 3rd Street

Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 269-1700

Privacy Policy


Sign up for our Listserv to get the latest news and announcements.

Sign Up

Follow Us