"Solar is the best unused equity tool we have, in terms of maintaining the quality of life, maintaining the balance of this city," explained Kenneth Thompson (former member of the African American Resource Advisory Commission and a current board member with Solar Austin) on a recent episode of Shades of...

Sponsored Post - from Austin Energy Green Building 15,000. That's how many single family homes have earned an Austin Energy Green Building rating since the program launched in 1991. The Austin Energy Green Building system was one of the first of its kind in the US, helping to inspire a whole...

Live in the Mueller neighborhood? Some new transportation options are coming your way. Starting on Monday, a free electric cab circulator will be operating on Mueller's streets. It's all part of the Electric Last Mile Project, a partnership between Capital Metro, Pecan Street, the Austin Transportation Department,...

Sponsored Post - from Austin Energy Green Building Solar panels. Geothermal energy. Rain chains. Community gardens. Backyard chicken coops. These are the markings of some of Austin's most eco-friendly homes...

The amount of solar energy installed within Austin city limits grew 27 percent last year, making Austin 17th in the nation in terms of local solar capacity. That's according to a new report from the Environment Texas Research and Policy Center, entitled, "Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power In...

Health. It's not just about doctors and medicine. It's also about the environment and the world in which we live. That was the theme of an award ceremony held at the new Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas on Tuesday. The 517,000 square foot...

Austin's biggest initiative to bring solar power to renters and low-income customers officially begins today. That's right. The La Loma Community Solar Farm is now pumping out locally-produced renewable energy. What is community solar? Community solar is a program that allows Austinites who have not traditionally had...

Sponsored Post - from Green City Realty Did you know? About 50 percent of your energy bill is spent on heating and cooling your home. Austin’s eco-friendly real estate firm, GreenCity Realty, is here to help you lower that bill with some tips for keeping your HVAC system in tip-top shape. Learn more...