Climate Action 2020
Climate Action 2020 is a regional greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction implementation program for Sonoma County communities. It is a collaborative effort among all 9 cities and the County of Sonoma to take further actions to reduce GHG emissions community wide. The main role of the RCPA Board of Directors is overseeing the project management of Climate Action 2020 by RCPA staff and directing the development of a Final Draft that can be adopted by the RCPA Board to guide staff in future collaboration with members. Read more.
Climate Adaptation Forums
In order to broaden community engagement in climate action planning specifically around the issue of adaptation, RCPA staff joined an organizing committee that worked to host two community events on Climate Adaptation in the spring of 2015. The events were a public conference held April 8th at Sonoma State, modeled after the first California Adaptation Forum held in 2014, and a smaller workshop held on May 21st, aimed at “Building a Climate Ready Roadmap. Read more.
The RCPA is working with the SCTA to develop Shift Sonoma County. The project is to develop an action plan for local government to facilitate a significant shift in transportation behavior in Sonoma County, a reduction in vehicle miles traveled and an increase in electric vehicle use. The Shift plan will include two main elements; a Transportation Mode Shift Action Plan (Mode Shift) and a Transportation Fuel Shift Action Plan (Fuel Shift). Read more.
Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN)
BayREN is a collaboration of the 9 counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), BayREN implements effective energy saving programs on a regional level and draws on the expertise, experience, and proven track record of Bay Area local governments to develop and administer successful climate, resource, and sustainability programs. Read more.
Pay As You Save (PAYS®)
As part of the BayREN financing programs, the RCPA is leading a regional expansion of the Pay As You Save (PAYS®) on bill repayment pilot implemented in Windsor by the RCPA in 2012. PAYS allows customers to implement packages of efficiency measures with no up-front cost and pay for these measures over time through a surcharge on their water bill. Read more.