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...

"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...

Hosted by the Sierra Club - NOTE LOCATION CHANGE THIS MONTH: El Mercado - Uptown, 1702 Lavaca Street We will be meeting int he FIESTA ROOM. When you walk in, go past the bar and to the left towards the back and look for the Sierra Club banner. Happy...

From Solar Austin - For our May happy hour, Amanda Bybee will share the story of the Clean Energy Credit Union (CECU), a first-of-its-kind financial institution dedicated to providing affordable financing for clean energy products or services, such as EV purchases or home energy efficiency projects...

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 the Natural Gardener - Tuesday, January 22nd at 10am –  John Simon from Freedom Solar Power presents “Austin Solar Workshop.” We have a lot of sunshine in Texas, and it’s the most natural form of energy available. Why aren’t we using it? Learn why now is the right...