Join us online for the 24th annual Cool House Tour! This year's first-ever virtual tour features an urban accessory dwelling, a rural homestead, and an affordable multifamily community. These three properties showcase: Value-driven decisions Climate responsive design Fire-wise construction and landscaping Healthy material selections Energy efficiency strategies ...

On June 16th, Bill McKibben will be joining Solar Austin to talk about his work fighting the most pressing environmental issues of our times.  Bill McKibben is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the...

About the OrgEnvironment 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 BoxYou can learn more about Environment Texas' 100% renewable campaign and find out how to...

Looking at the City of Austin’s net zero carbon goals, there is an opportunity for buildings to better integrate and communicate with the electric grid. From storage to demand response and smart inverters, this seminar will provide an overview of the current research and opportunities for grid...

SummaryIn 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 parts...

Guest Editorial - from 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 its energy...

Guest Post - from the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club    Written by Shane Johnson, Clean Energy Distributed Organizer with the Sierra Club    For community advocates and policy wonks alike, Austin Energy’s recently-announced Working Group to Update the Resource, Generation, and Climate Protection Plan (Resource Plan) for early...

Sponsored Post - from the City of Austin Office of Sustainability    Meet Pranav Sarma, a student at Artie Henry Middle School in Cedar Park, TX. Pranav recently competed against hundreds of students in the 2019 Austin Energy Regional Science Fair. For his project, Pranav focused on using...