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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.

Climate Action - 1
Civics 101
Amy Stansbury

Who’s In Charge Here? Climate Action In Austin

Summary Cities have a big role to play in solving the climate crisis. Here in Austin, we have a Climate Equity Plan to guide emission reductions. Action Box Sign up for our climate-focused Civic Power up challenge (How To Save The World… Starting With Austin)

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COP26 - 1
Civics 101
Amy Stansbury

Here’s How Austin Fits Into Global Efforts To Act On Climate

Summary From October 31st to November 13th, global leaders gathered in Scotland for the COP26 United Nations climate summit. The decisions they made will impact our planet for generations to come. Action Box Get involved with a local organization that is dedicated to encouraging climate

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EV Myths - 1
Community News + Partner Posts
The Austin Common

It’s Time To Do Some Electric Vehicle Myth-Busting!

About Austin Energy This post is sponsored by our community partner, Austin Energy. Austin Energy is our local publicly-owned electric utility. Action Box Learn more about electric vehicles with Austin Energy’s EV Buyer’s Guide (EV.AustinEnergy.com). This post is sponsored by Austin Energy. All Austin Common

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Solar 101 - 1
Community News + Partner Posts
Amy Stansbury

Thinking About Going Solar? Learn More With Solar 101

About Austin Energy This post is sponsored by our community partner, Austin Energy. Austin Energy is our local publicly-owned electric utility. Action Box Learn if solar is right for you by taking the free Solar 101 course from Austin Energy. This post is sponsored by

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Sunflower
Community News + Partner Posts
The Austin Common

How Whisper Valley Built A Green Community In Austin

About Whisper Valley This post is sponsored by Whisper Valley, an eco-friendly community located in East Austin. Action Box Interested in learning more about Whisper Valley? Visit their website to schedule a tour! This post is sponsored by the Whisper Valley. All Austin Common sponsors are

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Episode 13
Essays
Amy Stansbury

The Texas Legislature & The Electric Grid (Episode 13)

Last month’s winter storm left millions of Texans without electricity. So what is the Legislature doing about it?    In the latest episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, we sit down with state Representative Vikki Goodwin to find out. Vikki Goodwin represents Texas House

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Episode 12
Essays
Amy Stansbury

How Does Texas’ Electric Grid Work? (Episode 12)

Been reading a lot of headlines about what happened to our electric grid during winter storm Uri? Still confused? In the latest episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, we answer all your questions. Featuring special guest John Hoffner, who has spent nearly all his

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ERCOT 1
Civics 101
Amy Stansbury

What The Heck Is ERCOT?

Summary More than 4 million Texans lost power during one of the worst winter storms in recent memory. How did that happen? We cover the basics in our latest guide. Action Box Donate to the Community Resilience Trust’s Emergency Relief Fund to support Austin’s unhoused

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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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