It's hard not to like the cause – clean energy is such a natural fit for Austin, both practically and philosophically. But we can say that very same thing about a lot of causes. The Solar Austin Campaign has done an exceptional job maintaining focus and discipline, working both inside and outside the system to bring together stakeholders that need to spend time together, and giving credit where it's due for successes while still challenging the community toward its greater aspirations. Largely because of its efforts, Austin Energy now has ambitious goals to add solar energy to its portfolio, and City Hall has intensified its efforts to bring clean-energy industries to Austin. Much more needs to be done – and surely it will be.
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