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AE's Nuclear Option
The seduction of the South Texas Project
"...more cheaply and – if it's from a "clean-burning, high-efficiency" plant – has a relatively low carbon footprint. "So..."

Jan. 21, 2011 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Dec. 16-22
"...on AE's zero-interest loans and rebates for home energy efficiency improvements. Tuesday21..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Column

Holding Fleet to the Fire
City releases audit of Fleet Services department in wake of scrap-tire fiasco
"...not include reviewing management's performance or the economy or efficiency of operations."..."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Daily Hustle: 10/6/10
Return of the rebate
"...Residential solar electric rebate customers must meet certain energy efficiency requirements, as defined on the website. Rebates are also..."

Oct. 6, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

AISD: Matching Buildings to Kids, or Vice Versa?
AISD aims to resolve under- and overcrowding issues with its facilities master plan
"...and again in 2009 in MGT of America's districtwide efficiency study. (See "AISD 'Efficiency' Study: Not Exactly What the..."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Unrealized Opportunities: Ester Matthews on the Austin Climate Protection Program
Ester Matthews reflects on the progress of the ACPP
"...there will be because we're doing a lot of efficiency stuff in the buildings...."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Feature

Making Light Work of Stimulus Spending
Austin Energy targets city buildings for energy efficiency measures
"...The Palmer Events Center is getting $105,961 in new high-efficiency lighting that will save an estimated $21,500 a year..."

July 9, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Letters to Juliet
There's a lovely little arthouse movie buried in this romance starring Amanda Seyfried, although the film's commercial aspirations get in its way.
"...but not clashing styles: Seyfried is all energy and efficiency, while Redgrave – her luminosity cut with melancholy –..."

May 14, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

When Worlds Collude
Two forward-thinking arts festivals make the most of sharing the same weekend
", Art Week Austin. "It also boils down to efficiency. When you're running a nonprofit organization and you want..."

April 23, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Pecan Street Project Unveils Smart Grid Solutions
Report highlights path toward clean energy future
"...demand for their product, in the name of energy efficiency, climate action, and environmental protection. "We are unique in..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Four Horsemen of the Deficit
Examining the new House committees on state spending
"...Government Efficiency and Accountability: Chair Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, vice-chair John Davis,..."

Jan. 13, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Obama Going to COP15
The pres finally commits to UN Climate Talks
"...a clean energy economy. Topics will range from energy efficiency investments and global commitments to renewables policy and clean..."

Nov. 25, 2009 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Mueller Takes the LEED: Sample Sustainable Features
"...concentration of homes with three-, four-, and five-star energy efficiency certification in the Austin Energy Green Building program...."

Nov. 20, 2009 News Feature

Progressing in the Economy
Austin and Houston, making Texas look good
"...must as energy costs rise. The Energy Star household efficiency program has hit one million qualified homes, and has..."

Nov. 11, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Climate, Meet Mobility
Copenhagen is all about green transport – and Austin should be, too
"...Boxer-Kerry bill and the Clean, Low-Emission, Affordable, New Transportation Efficiency Act (CLEAN-TEA, S. 575) would require the state of..."

Nov. 6, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Don't Build Water Nuke
"...we can shift our economy to much greater water efficiency with community engagement and limited, cost-effective investments. But the..."

Sept. 29, 2009 Postmarks

What Will New AISD Budget Mean About Next Year's?
After struggles over staff pay, the budget is ready – and Carstarphen's ready to look to the future
"...from implementing recommendations from the controversial MGT of America efficiency study (see "AISD 'Efficiency' Study: Not Exactly What the..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD: Holes Plugged ... Temporarily
The 2009 AISD budget balances the books, but the financial future's not bright
"...the budget," using the recently published MGT of America efficiency study (see "AISD 'Efficiency' Study: Not Exactly What the..."

July 31, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Record Energy Use Yesterday
Officials predict another record today
" up to half the cost of those energy efficiency improvements...."

June 25, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Not So Cool
Austin's 2009 Climate Protection Program update confirms progress on energy – but reflects a feeble citywide effort
"...and a truck," in which technicians go door-to-door providing energy-efficiency consultations. (In her council campaign, Perla Cavazos had advocated..."

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

"...• The AISD board of trustees received its commissioned efficiency study of the district, which suggested (among other things)..."

June 12, 2009 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
" excess of 10%, the maximum acceptable for energy efficiency. On average, the homes had a 22% leak rate,..."

June 12, 2009 News Feature

A Few Green Sprouts
"...received. The latter sets goals for utilities for energy efficiency. Both bills passed the Senate and are pending in..."

May 8, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Experience and Identity
Place 1 opponents offer different bios, styles, priorities
"...Affordability: Cavazos argues that helping homeowners increase energy efficiency will both reduce living costs and enhance environmental conditions..."

May 1, 2009 News Feature by Michael King

Securing Climate Protection
Ten things Wynn could do now
"...council support for making greenhouse-gas emission reductions and energy efficiency a performance measure for all city departments. Ask the..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Fighting the Green Fight
A roundup of this session's environmental legislation
"...some pretty big things happening on solar and energy efficiency, and those things are moving pretty fast." He was..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Opposition to WTP 4
"...assertion. Also, they should compare emissions savings from water efficiency programs, not just other treatment plants. 3) WTP 4..."

March 2, 2009 Postmarks

Res Publica
"...AISD EFFICIENCY STUDY FEEDBACK Check out the results of a recent..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Feature

Red Light Winter
The script's faults and poor production choices hinder Displaced Theatre's debut
"...suggests to me that staging the play in an efficiency apartment was not a good choice. A traditional theatre..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Looks Like a Straus Waltz to House Speaker
With the help of House Democrats, San Antonio Republican locks up votes for speaker
"...D-Austin, worked with Straus last session on an omnibus energy-efficiency bill and was optimistic about his bipartisan credentials. He..."

Jan. 9, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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