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"...task force at today's meeting to study the bold efficiency measures. Greens have been increasingly calling on utilities to..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature

MoreThan It Can Chew?
City Plans to Create Energy Services Business
"...rebates to residential and commercial electricity customers who buy high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment. Now, there are plans afoot..."

Aug. 29, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Cool Austin, Cool Planet
This Earth Day, the ambitious Austin Climate Protection Plan celebrates a first year of slow, quiet, but impressive progress
"...staff, an enhanced Green Building program, and emissions-reduction and energy-efficiency measures. In time, the investment should be balanced or..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin Climate Protection Plan Year One Highlights
A progress report on Austin's war on global warming
"...are developing baseline energy-use audits, as well as energy efficiency/savings plans...."

April 18, 2008 News Feature

Making the Energy Grid Smarter
New nonprofit pushes energy providers for efficiency via high tech
"...nonprofit, putting industry enrichment before real proven attempts toward efficiency, at the customers' expense...."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Ballot Lawsuits Simmer at Supreme Court
Ellen Troxclair, Texas Public Policy Foundation file briefs supporting audit and CodeNEXT petitioners
"...ballot proposition language drafted by City Council concerning the "efficiency audit" and the comprehensive land-use code revision (e.g., CodeNEXT),..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Eco-Currents: Party Circuit
Solar trailer makes the social rounds; wind power blows hot and cold
"...this month after gutting plans to increase state energy efficiency goals and proposing limits on utilities' investments in efficiency..."

Aug. 27, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Point Austin: Out of Balance
As we sit down to balance the books, we might consider our largest deficits
"...The Austin ISD board of trustees just received its "efficiency study" from the good folks at MGT of America,..."

June 12, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...• Future Looks Bright for Energy Efficiency Green leaders are cheery about a new report set..."

Dec. 19, 2008 News Feature

Going Negative: Galindo vs. the 'Green Home Tax'
" contradicted by data from the city and Energy Efficiency Retrofit Task Force materials. Galindo's statements echo the erroneous..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
" single-family homes zero-net-energy capable by 2015, increasing energy efficiency in all other new construction by 75% by 2015,..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature

It's the Carbon, Stupid!
Texas leaders continue to drag their boot heels on global warming
"...also wondered why Perry's executive orders didn't include energy efficiency measures, and she ultimately blamed today's woes on the..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

On the Water Front
Austin Water Utility and EPA announce new labeling program for high-efficiency products
"...In other efficiency news, the Austin Water Utility joined the EPA in..."

June 16, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

City Slickers
How the state's most influential conservative think tank works to undermine our local control
"...the November ballot measure that calls for a third-party efficiency audit of the city. Chuck DeVore of the Texas..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Judge: Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
Now what? Legislators, education advocates and think tanks respond
"...Instead, what they heard was an argument for more efficiency, which actually means competition, which really means charters and..."

Feb. 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Then There's This: Consumer Report
What apartment tenants should know before they sign a lease
"...going the way some people envisioned, but a new energy-efficiency disclosure program – perhaps the first of its kind..."

June 8, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

2020: More Solar, Higher Cost
"...most notably with an extra 100 megawatts of energy efficiency savings and a higher renewable portfolio standard (35%) than..."

Aug. 21, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR HOME BUYERS Austin may soon become one of..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...become mandatory, while actual improvements to the home's energy efficiency will remain voluntary. That's the nutshell version of the..."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Feature

Cool City: My Big Fat Carbon Footprint
One reporter's liberating steps toward energy efficiency
"...The pleasure from taking that first energy-efficiency toke soon led me to try harder things. One..."

July 11, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Rodeo 80
The 2007 Legislature in a quick-step roundup
"...unusual prominence – with discernible progress made on energy efficiency and renewable-energy fronts – several of the state's green..."

June 8, 2007 News Column

Environment: Partly Sunny
"...Energy Efficiency: Thirty-four legislators have climbed aboard the Omnibus Energy Efficiency..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Austin Energy's Coal Considerations Smoked Out?
Council to be asked to consider authorizing city manager to negotiate land agreement for future "clean coal" plant
" possible." Encouraged by solar energy's trends toward improved efficiency and affordability, he said such clean technological developments could,..."

Jan. 26, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Some provisions encourage renewables, but fossil fuels still reign
" designates disproportionately less for renewable energy development and efficiency efforts, and takes some arguably counterproductive steps aimed at..."

Aug. 19, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
How Texas environmental policy fared in the Legislature
"...SB 712, dealing with Public Utility Commission energy efficiency program grants, was among the totally bogus bills to..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

State Energy Plan: Dependent and Dirty
The Texas Energy Policy Council goes backward into the energy future
"...value of solar and wind power, and underemphasizes energy efficiency as a tool to reduce demand. The TEPC increased..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

World Energy Week's Hometown Highlights
Events in Austin and Fredericksburg show off region's clean-energy champions
"...purveyors of the latest technology in renewable energy and efficiency in heating, cooling, and lighting. Programs addressed crucial domestic..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Books, Books, and More Books
"...fuel cell can produce electricity from hydrogen at an efficiency as high as 65 percent. He writes, "Indeed, the..."

April 28, 1995 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Mayor's Ex-Budget Chief Joins Prop K Team
Another strange bedfellow
"...Supporters of Proposition K (the "efficiency audit") have been taking a pounding for the anonymous..."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Laura Morrison Files for Mayor
November campaign officially begins: “We’re ready to win”
"...the current controversies – CodeNEXT, the petition for an “efficiency audit,” and the proposal just approved for Major League..."

Aug. 16, 2018 News Post by Michael King

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