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Austin Energy's Quest to Bring Solar Power to Renters and the Less Wealthy
What can new incentive programs and community solar projects do for the city's most abundant energy source?
"...living situations, and to contribute to a utility's energy efficiency goals. The report's reasoning seems simple when laid out..."

Nov. 24, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

How Smart Is Your City?
Interactive panels dive into the data
"...the collection and analysis of data, which improves insights, efficiency, transparency, and informed decision-making." Ideally, collected data is then..."

March 10, 2017 Screens Feature by Beejoli Shah

Shared Services Uproar: Students Busted in Tower Sit-In
Tensions around job sharing plan peak
"...ways for the university to garner savings and increase efficiency."..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

Back to School
Carstarphen and Austin ISD trustees wrestle over priorities, budget, and power
"...and under far worse economic conditions. By implementing sensible, efficiency-driven cuts, Malfaro said recently, "I'm anticipating that they'll have..."

March 5, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Driving While Campaigning: Bill White Talking (Around) Climate Action
The gubernatorial candidate gamely navigates the politics of climate change
"...economic opportunity – for Texas to increase its energy efficiency, advocate natural gas over coal, and develop alternative fuels..."

Jan. 15, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin Energy Generation Resource Planning Task Force Recommendations: An Excerpt
"...Energy should pursue aggressive efforts to diversify its energy efficiency programs and extend the benefits of [demand-side management] throughout..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Feature

Solar Withdrawal Symptoms
Austin Energy's solar rebate program is out of money – are Austin's solar installers out of luck?
"...thereafter, it exhausted an extra $1 million in unspent energy-efficiency funds as well. Then, he says, as the fiscal..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Twisting in the Wind
Austin Energy is trying to find the right price for renewable energy – but that's much easier said than done
"...the task force recommend," he says. "The more energy efficiency and demand-side management we go after, the lower the..."

Aug. 21, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...to Save Energy, a Washington, D.C., coalition that advances energy-efficiency initiatives through public-private partnerships. Duncan was selected to sit..."

Nov. 14, 2008 News Feature

Before the Well Runs Dry
The city moves toward conservation, but is it moving fast enough?
"...and other ongoing water-saving measures, such as free sprinkler-system efficiency audits and conservation-minded changes to local plumbing codes, in..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Beyond City Limits
"...of a resolution this week endorsing a 30% residential energy-efficiency improvement in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code –..."

June 27, 2008 News Feature

Fact Checking the Galindo Mailers (UPDATED)
'NO Green Tax' talk from self-described green builder Galindo
"...would encourage, and possibly in the future mandate, energy efficiency upgrades to existing homes, as an initiative of the..."

June 3, 2008 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...launched an advertising misinformation campaign to undermine a new energy-efficiency policy for homes proposed by the Austin City Council..."

May 9, 2008 News Feature

The Serious Play in Saving the World
Gaming gets on the sustainability bandwagon
"...He saw the world operating at a 4% mechanical efficiency and asserted that, if we could operate at 12%..."

April 18, 2008 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

How 'Green' Is the Transit Working Group?
Members tasked with revising decision-making process used in evaluating toll road package
"...Notable on the all-powerful decision tree: "energy efficiency, the environment, and quality of life" are lumped together..."

March 21, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Cool City: Water Utility Flows Green
Daryl Slusher hops from Austin Energy to Austin Water Utility to serve as first assistant director of environmental affairs and conservation
"...Austin Energy – become a national model for energy efficiency, environmental protection, sustainability, and climate protection? City Manager Toby..."

May 25, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

TXU Still Eyeing Clean Coal
Company continues clinging to previous dirty plans.
"...more renewable energy and devoting more resources to energy efficiency – to the surprise of its many cautiously optimistic..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Coal Hard Reality
Still cloudy over TXU
"...nation's largest renewable-energy subscription program and a slew of efficiency incentive programs for customers – the utility estimates it..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...in the U.S.: Potential Carbon Emissions Reductions From Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by 2030," released recently by the..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...its official headquarters, enthusiastically rebuffing utility claims that energy efficiency and renewables cannot offset the need for new fossil-fuel..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Feature

Dirty Air Update
Energy industry still running roughshod over Texas
"...use exhaust heat, IGCC coal plants, and improved energy efficiency can meet new energy needs. Efficiency Texas claims efficiency..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Serving Global Warming
New report claims that between 1960 and 2001 global warming increased more in Texas than in any other state
"...culprits, and that a movement toward renewable energy and efficiency programs is the solution...."

June 30, 2006 News Feature

Global Warming Treaty Update
While the international community and some U.S. cities embrace the Kyoto Protocol, the Bush administration resists, in typical assbackwards fashion
"...depends heavily on renewable energy, as well as wide-ranging efficiency technology in everything from vehicles to appliances. While cities..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...unchecked. Two other challenges to the finance system – efficiency and sustainability – were also deemed constitutional. On efficiency,..."

Nov. 25, 2005 News Feature

Why Has Austin's Solar Program Stalled?
Activists think the city has put sun power in the shade
"...annual presentation to Austin's environmental community describing AE's overall efficiency and renewables budget, made recently by Duncan, shed some..."

Sept. 30, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

There Goes the Sun
Austin's clean-energy industry appears poised to take off -- but city leaders seem surprisingly unenthusiastic.
"...(and another 15% to be eliminated through conservation and efficiency), AE is not committing to any specific percentages (or..."

Nov. 28, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...to breathe the air in the building. As to efficiency, the individual air conditioning heat pumps are water-based. This..."

Aug. 16, 2002 Column

Postmarks
"...to breathe the air in the building. As to efficiency, the individual air conditioning heat pumps are water-based. This..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Column

Commissioners Ponder D.A. / C.A. Merger
Court punts Lege agenda decision to Dec. 11 [UPDATE]
"...for me," Travillion said. "if we’re going to make efficiency recommendations – efficiency recommendations mean taking an existing process,..."

Dec. 10, 2018 News Post by Michael King

C.A. + D.A. = C.D.A.?
County may send attorney merger to Lege
"...argue that the merger would not only improve administrative efficiency and reduce costs, but also take a major step..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

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