News Archives - Energy Header
News Archives - Energy Header

Do you know where the electricity in your house comes from? Coal? Solar? Nuclear? The answer impacts everything from climate change to environmental justice. That’s why we write stories about the local effort to make Austin’s energy supply more sustainable.

100 percent renewable
Community News + Partner Posts
Amy Stansbury

2 ACC Campuses Go 100% Renewable

About the Org Environment Texas is a nonprofit organization that makes the case for our environment and helps regular people make an impact—through petitions, emails, letters, phone calls and more. Action Box You can learn more about Environment Texas’ 100% renewable campaign and find out

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Austin Skyline
Community News + Partner Posts
Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter

Passage of Austin Energy’s 2030 Resource Plan

Summary In March, Austin City Council approved the latest update to the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan, which basically determines where Austin will get its energy for the next 10 years. In this guest blog, the Sierra Club runs down the good

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Solar Panel
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

Why I’m Optimistic: Carbon Free By 2030

Guest Editorial – by Al Braden   Al Braden is a local environmental activist and photographer. He is also a member of the Electric Utility Commission Resource Planning Working Group, which is helping to advise Austin Energy and City Council on where Austin should get

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Solar Panel
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Is Solar The Best Unused Equity Tool We Have?

“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

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