Energy Program

The City’s Energy Program has been active in energy- and climate change-related activities since 2000. One of the main tasks of the Energy Program is to assist with the implementation of the goals and strategies outlined in the Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan. The Energy Program promotes energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, water-use efficiency, and sustainability through outreach and education and through the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects around the community. The Energy Program also serves as an informational resource for residents and business owners interested in seeking ways to include energy efficient practices in their daily lives. For more information please contact the Energy Program Specialist at (707) 825-2168. 

A Special Report from the Arcata Green Team
The Case of the Phantom Menace
and His Energy Wasting Goons

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Arcata Green Team: The Case of the Phantom Menace and His Gang of Energy Wasting Goons by City of Arcata, Humboldt State University, Redwood Coast Energy Authority is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Appropedia page for The Arcata Green Team 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Arcata has two electric vehicle charging stations located at its 8th and F Street parking lot. One, installed in the spring of 2014, is operated by Chargepoint  costs $1/hour to use. For more information on this charging station go to  In 2008, the City installed its first electric vehicle charging station in downtown Arcata.  Click this link, Welcome to the City of Arcata Electric Vehicle Charging Station, for instructions on use of this electric vehicle charging station that is not operated by Chargepoint. These charging stations will allow electric vehicle drivers to recharge their cars while downtown.

Additionally, electric vehicle owners are eligible for a free parking pass. For more information on this pass, please contact the police department.