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​Photo courtesy Kyle Szegedi

Climate Action Plan Task Force

​​The Climate Action Plan Task Force advises the City on issues related to 100% renewable energy goals for community and municipal energy.

Directives

In May of 2018 The Bellingham City Council passed Resolution 2018-06 to create the Climate Action Plan Task Force to develop recommendations to achieve accelerated 100% renewable energy targets, taking into account financial, technological and societal challenges resulting from such a transition. This limited-term Task Force has the following directives:

  • Adopt a triple bottom line, plus technology philosophy
  • Determine feasibility, costs and impacts of the 100% renewable energy ambitions
  • Develop 100% renewable energy targets
  • Identify funding mechanisms and develop a plan to achieve the Task Force's recommended 100% renewable targets
  • Develop accelerated greenhouse gas emissions targets for the Council to consider for adoption
  • Identify policy considerations to attain accelerated targets

For more information on how the Task Force is doing its work, see Frequently Asked Questions.

Meetings 

The Task Force will deliver a final report to Council by the end of 2019. Meetings occur on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM. Meetings are at City Hall, 210 Lottie Street -- note dates and rooms below.

    • September 5, 2018 (Mayor's Board Room) 
    • October 3, 2018 (Mayor's Board Room) 
    • November 7, 2018 (Mayor's Board Room) 
    • December 5, 2018 (Mayor's Board Room) 
    • January 2, 2019 (Mayor's Board Room) 
    • February 6, 2019 (Council Chambers)
    • March 6, 2019 (Council Chambers)
    • April 10, 2019 (Mayor's Board Room) 
    • May 1, 2019 (Mayor's Board Room) 
    • June 5, 2019 (Council Chambers)
    • July 17, 2019 (Council Chambers)
    • August 7, 2019 (Council Chambers)
    • September 4, 2019 (Council Chambers)
    • October 2, 2019 (Council Chambers)
    • October 16, 2019 (Council Chambers) Note - meeting added to Task Force schedule
    • November 6, 2019 (Council Chambers)

For further information on meetings, see agendas and meeting materials page.

Members

The Task Force membership includes community members with experience in relevant fields such as renewable energy, energy conservation, land use, energy/resource economics, community engagement, transportation, or finance; representatives from the energy utilities and public transportation; and staff representing City of Bellingham departments. The Task Force is supported by Mayor-designated staff and City Council designated staff.​

Send us your ideas

The Task Force will develop recommendations to the City Council to achieve 100% renewable energy targets. Individuals with interest or expertise in this topic are encouraged to provide ideas and suggestions here. Public input will be compiled regularly and sent to all Task Force members.

Resources

Climate Action Resources - General

Energy Supply/Renewable Energy

 Buildings and Land Use

Transportation

contacts

​Public Works Natural Resources
Renee LaCroix
2221 Pacific Street
Bellingham, WA 98227​
Phone:  (360) 778-7900
Email: rlacroix@cob.org​