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...

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...

From the Sierra Club, Public Citizen, 350 Austin, Clean Water Action, Save Barton Creek Association, Moms Clean Air Task Force - We are calling for a massive gathering to show our Gas & Oil Legislators it is TIME FOR A CHANGE! The people will lead the...

From Solar Austin - Energy in a Smart City – What is going on in Austin? For our April happy hour, Karl Popham will share Austin Energy’s innovative efforts in the utility’s alignment with the city’s goals of Mobility, Affordability, and Health/Environment. This will include an update...

From Solar Austin - For our March happy hour, Jim Walker will give an overview of the UT Austin Sustainability Master Plan and specific initiatives related to energy and renewables.  He will share his perspective on how university efforts fit into the broader context of City of Austin...

From CleanTX - Come to our signature event this January 31st, 2019 to learn more about how Texas can have a net zero increase on GHGs while the population increases! Learn more about the event here: https://cleantx.org/event/double-for-nothing-jan-2019/ Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/VeC4FlgpwFoWwGlF3 (Free dinner included with registration.)      ...

From Solar Austin - This month we will be joined by Rich Clark, Director of Development and Engineering at 7X Energy, who will discuss utility-scale solar development with a focus on the Texas market and how new technology is helping lead the solar industry into a...