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.

Final Report

The Climate Action Task Force generated a Final Report in December 2019.


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.


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)
  • November 6, 2019 (Council Chambers)

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

On December 9, 2019, the Task Force presented i​ts report to the City Council in the City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street, at 1:00 PM. See this link for the Dec. 9 meeting agenda.


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.​


Climate Action Resources – General

Energy Supply/Renewable Energy


Transportation and Land Use



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