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City Hall Hustle: Still a City to Run
Election hangover keeping you awake? Just read this agenda ... zzzz.
"...misleading public debate, the council's finally acting on energy efficiency measures for homes. Item 47 from Will Wynn provides..."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Greening of Michael McCaul
Austin congressman breaks with GOP on environmental vote
"...such as asbestos or lead paint and improving energy efficiency. McCaul was out of step with his party on..."

July 4, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
" roost. As local Realtors vigorously attack the city's energy-efficiency initiative for existing homes – smeared citywide by Cid..."

June 20, 2008 News Feature

The Hightower Report
Blackwater's Reward; and Who Benefits From Cloning?
"...over us in the false name of progress and efficiency...."

June 13, 2008 News Column by Jim Hightower

Sunset Staff: Scrap TTC, Overhaul TxDoT
Legislature's Sunset Commission staff make their sweeping recommendations for state transportation agencies
"...Issue 4 Elements of TxDOT’s Contracting Functions Lack Efficiency and Could Expose the State to Unacceptable Levels of..."

June 3, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...creating a new billboard database, introducing registration fees, setting energy-efficiency requirements for lighting, and dumping the ability to replace..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature

City Needs Stronger Environmental Ethic
"...such as City Hall have exceeded it. The Energy Efficiency Retrofit Task Force is meeting bimonthly instead of the..."

April 23, 2008 Postmarks

Nim's Island
This girls adventure story that stars Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, and Gerard Butler bears the reminder that we should all be the heroes of our own life stories.
"...fresh-faced and Coppertone-tanned instead of pursed lips and buff efficiency. Breslin tones down the perky effusiveness of her Little..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

More Austin Politicos Choose Sides on President
The mayor sides with Obama, three state reps choose Clinton
"...of Mayors since 2004, and was instrumental in passing energy-efficiency grant legislation as part of the 2007 Energy Independence..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Austin Says, 'No, Thanks,' to Investing in New Nukes
City's decision based on an 'apolitical' financial risk analysis, Wynn says
"...AE is also a nationally recognized leader in implementing energy-efficiency measures. "We're doing a much better job reducing energy..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Solar Celebrity HelioVolt Lands in Austin
Darling of international renewable energy circles to build its first solar-manufacturing plant here
"...holy grail solar material, achieving more than twice the efficiency of today's prevalent silicon panels while requiring up to..."

Feb. 8, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Top 10 Developing Stories
Lessons Learned
"...the city moved to require green building and energy efficiency, with more stringent new construction standards each year. Buyers..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Top 10 Developing Stories
Lessons Learned
"...the city moved to require green building and energy efficiency, with more stringent new construction standards each year. Buyers..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...that swallowed the pig": a major payoff in energy efficiency that the city can expect to see put on..."

Dec. 28, 2007 News Feature

What I Want to do With My Life
Mike Krusee on New Urbanism, Smart Growth, toll roads, and why Bobby Kennedy is his hero
" many cars are on it, what their fuel efficiency is, what kind of tax they're paying therefore, over..."

Dec. 7, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Energy Savers
Meet the winners of our Kill-a-Watt Challenge
"...reduce peak demand by 60 megawatts a year through efficiency and load shifting: getting customers to use appliances like..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Developing Stories
Connect-the-dot conversations heard around town
"...building code in phases, starting now by increasing energy efficiency by 11%. "The biggest winners are homeowners," said a..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

More on CD 10
The Democratic candidates discuss the issues
" between and it's been winning awards for its efficiency, and primarily, having electronic medical records increases its efficiency...."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Finding the Sweet Spot
For Austin's 'density bonus' development program – what's on our wish list?
"...the most sustainable policy. Rationales include climate protection, energy efficiency, diminishing sprawl, protecting environmentally sensitive land, reducing city service..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Energy News: New Ethanol, Electric Power Reports
One warns of unintended consequences of rapidly rolling out domestic biofuels; other focuses on energy efficiency, renewables
"...create an estimated 38,300 new jobs by using energy efficiency and on-site renewable-energy measures, according to a report co-released..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Defending Environmentalists
"...a future energy plan that we do support: energy efficiency and renewables. The more we invest in old-style technologies..."

Aug. 7, 2007 Postmarks

Naked City
"...battery technologies. Included as well are new appliance- and lighting-efficiency standards, as well as tighter energy requirements for federal..."

June 29, 2007 News Feature

Clean-Tech Leaders
" coupled with a silicon valve that substantially improves efficiency in HVAC systems. In automobile applications, Microstaq claims 4-mile-per-gallon..."

May 25, 2007 News Feature

Saving the planet when you don't even own your own (low-flow) pot to piss in
"...and landlords have little incentive to improve the energy efficiency of buildings for which they don't pay utility bills...."

March 9, 2007 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

The Lives of Others
This recent Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film is the story of the small redemption of one man, who happens to be a hated East German Stasi officer.
"...of post-Stalinist discipline, spying on the pair with mechanical efficiency and an almost humorously inhuman attention to their most..."

March 2, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Dirty-Coal Reversal
TXU agrees to buy-out, announces it will abandon plans for eight of its proposed coal-fired plants
"...• Double expenditures on energy efficiency measures and wind-power purchases...."

March 2, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

The Hightower Report
The Workplace Body Snatchers; and Rummy Won't Go Away
"...every turn, especially when its only rationale is greater "efficiency." After all, in these modern times, the devil always..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
"...drilling on public lands, and create a Strategic Energy Efficiency and Renewables Reserve to invest in renewable energy, new..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...of its global-warming emissions and public education on energy efficiency. In attendance was environmental advocate Karen Hadden, who at..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...the added incentive of rebates on eco-conscious cans. So-called high-efficiency toilets average around 1.25 gallons a flush, about 20%..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature

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