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The Efficiency Expert
"...instigated through the advice of highly-paid consultants known as “efficiency experts” who derived their opinions from cold facts and..."

Dec. 4, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Lobbying for Energy Efficiency
Coalition aims to reduce state's electricity consumption and costs through expanded utility efficiency programs
"...pocketbooks surely will. That's what founders of new coalition Efficiency Texas had largely on their brains, anyway. The coalition's..."

June 16, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Energy Efficiency One Way or Another
Wanted: new rules to ensure funding is available year-round for consumers seeking to lower their electricity use
"...Efficiency Texas, a project of Austin-based energy consulting and lobbying..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Energy Efficiency Awakening at Capitol
Mindful of predictions that state's energy reserve margins will fall short by 2008, Legislators question whether new coal plants are a logical response, file energy-efficiency bills
"...Energy-Efficient Economy, commissioned by Environmental Defense, suggests that energy efficiency measures and renewable energy, combined with significantly expanded peak..."

March 16, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

AISD 'Efficiency' Study: Not Exactly What the Doctor Ordered?
An efficiency study commissioned by AISD comes back with some surprising recommendations
"...Last August, Austin Independent School District commissioned an "efficiency study" from consultants MGT of America, in theory to..."

June 12, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Efficiency Study Thwarted by Math
About that 'efficiency' ...
"...methodologies used and conclusions reached in the $455,000 districtwide efficiency study commissioned from MGT of America (see "AISD 'Efficiency'..."

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Energy Efficiency Is All Important
"...Complex" [News, Sept. 14] article should have included energy efficiency as a means to control overall rental costs. Most..."

Sept. 17, 2007 Postmarks

Corporate Evolution: In-House Chef Serves Efficiency
Chef Ari Dvorin feeds morale of corporate clients

Aug. 13, 2013 Food Post by Carly Yansak

Wynn Weighs In
Mayor talks about Green Home Tax (and how there's no such thing)
"...that Wynn is clarifying exactly what the proposed energy efficiency ordinance means. Another is that he's stamping on the..."

June 11, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Fred Claus
Awash with amazingly talented actors – Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Kevin Spacey, to name a few – Fred Claus is sadly just an early lump of coal under the tree.
"...threatened, which gives ammunition to Clyde (Spacey), the angry efficiency inspector looking for reasons to shut down Santa’s workshop...."

Nov. 9, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Supremes Reject Ballot Lawsuits
Court denies requests that Council rewrite proposition language
"...to rewrite ballot language for one proposition directing an “efficiency audit” and another requiring a referendum for any comprehensive..."

Aug. 28, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Two Ballot Lawsuits Before State Supremes
Petitioners sue over Audit and CodeNEXT language
"...over the language drafted by City Council on the “efficiency audit” and the “waiting period” and public vote for..."

Aug. 20, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Brewster and Carole, Together at Last?
The opposed pols find common ground against city website proposal
"...only makes sense if the investment dramatically improves government efficiency and stimulates the local economy. I am not satisfied..."

March 25, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Kitchen Stories
The science of efficiency is undone by the unpredictability of human emotion in this Swedish comedy.
"...A post-WWII group of home scientists, the institute conducts efficiency studies designed to bring science to the placement of..."

April 2, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The One
"...ride” movie with all the predictability, brevity, and industrial efficiency that cliché implies. What you see in the trailers..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
"...thrown into professional turmoil when his company's newly hired efficiency pro Betty Ann Fitzgerald (Hunt) arrives and takes an..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Better Than Chocolate
"...Wheeler's obvious gifts to operate so far below peak efficiency...."

Sept. 17, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Monster
Begnini is mistaken for a sex criminal and murderer by the Italian cops. Hilarity ensues.
"...the entire cast, one should not overlook the compact efficiency of the screenplay, nor the effectiveness of Benigni's exuberant..."

June 21, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Bulletproof Heart
"...he does, and he does it with an artful efficiency and chilling detachment. When next we see Mick, he's..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Point of No Return
"...of the shadow government. A volatile mixture of steely efficiency and compassion-lite, Byrne seems to be an actor who..."

March 26, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Double Impact
"...murdered by a schizophrenic gang who were all cold efficiency killing mom and dad but when they tried to..."

Aug. 16, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Point Break
"...Bigelow stages the film's action sequences with a brutal efficiency (they almost redeem the movie), but she can't keep..."

July 19, 1991 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Don’t Drink That Water! Vote for Prop K Instead?
Council member pushes efficiency audit after boil notice
"...Ellen Troxclair and various backers of the Prop K "efficiency audit" that many suspect would anticipate a push to..."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: Strange Bedfellows, Stranger Politics
"Efficiency audit" petition campaign could use an independent audit
"...Citizens for an Accountable Austin PAC, endorsing an "independent efficiency audit" for the city, and a proposition approving such..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Column by Michael King

The Amazon-ification of Whole Foods
Local producers struggle to keep the attention of the Goliath of global efficiency
"...The problem with implementing efficiency at all costs – Amazon-style – is that it..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Food Feature by Jessi Devenyns

Austin Climate Protection Plan
The five components
"...3) Homes and buildings efficiency..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature

Coal War Update
Charles "Doc" Anderson launches legislative attack against proposed coal-fired power plants, efficiency practices report, and more
"...briefed on a new study demonstrating how aggressive energy efficiency can eliminate the need for new coal plants. Meanwhile,..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

A Long, Watt Summer
The citywide Kill-a-Watt Challenge kicks off
"...1) a moratorium on coal plants and 2) higher efficiency standards. Our "biggest use of energy," he wrote in..."

May 25, 2007 Features Feature by Nora Ankrum

Thinking Beyond Coal
Coal mines are mucking up the environment, from the Appalachian mountains to the outskirts of Austin
"...nuclear, wind, natural gas, and coal – along with efficiency, conservation, and environmental measures," Kleckner said. Luminant is also..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

There Are Problems, but There Also Are Solutions
"...the local, state, and federal level for greatly increased efficiency measures across all sectors of our society. Increasing efficiency..."

Aug. 13, 2007 Postmarks

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