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Is Texas Gas Burning Austinites' Money?
Energy gadfly says utility may be overcharging customers
"...gas bill for the winter and noticed that TGS's fuel cost seemed unusually high. At TGS, as at most..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Sustainable SUV Challenge Kicks Off at Freescale
Designing the SUV that's fuel-efficient and marketable
"...industry progress. Participants can choose between alternative or traditional fuel types, transmission configurations, and hybridization techniques...."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Trouble on the Longhorn Pipeline?
Pipeline work proceeds in Bastrop Co. following rumors of a leak, extensive reconditioning
"...mid-1990s, was reactivated in mid-August, this time pumping jet fuel, diesel, and gasoline in the opposite direction – from..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Can Austin Kick-Start the Hybrid-Car Future?
Austin Energy looks toward 'electrifying the transportation grid'
"...oil" – the dangerous point at which increasing fossil fuel consumption surpasses declining global production. "You've got this situation..."

Oct. 22, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Hot Smoke & Sasafrass
'Hot Smoke & Sasafrass' (and its backstory) returns via the reissue of A Gathering of Promises
"...their sole LP, A Gathering of Promises, on Universal-distributed Fuel 2000 may help rectify that...."

May 7, 2004 Music Feature by Greg Beets

A Blue-Sky 'Silver' Plan for Austin Energy
Austin Energy and a former city employee team up to publish an idealized, clean-energy vision of the future.
"...a convincing defense of the "contrarian" argument that fossil fuel production is near its possible peak and that the..."

Dec. 5, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...Austin Energy announced this week that customer fuel charges will be going up, in response to the..."

June 13, 2003 News Feature

The Hightower Report
The Texas Lege comforts the comfortable and afflicts the afflicted; and Nevada proves to be a poor dumping ground.
" your salad or on your BLT. It's a rocket-fuel ingredient. It's known to cause brain damage and other..."

May 16, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
Mexican Trucks, Austin's Air
"...retrofitted with catalytic converters, and using extra-low sulfur diesel fuel, which is less polluting than standard diesel fuel. Under..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

The Anti-Development Developer?
"...Hart did not endorse the plan because the airport's fuel tanks were located there and the city had hoped..."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Neighbors vs. Neighbors
A profile of the Central Texas struggle over Alcoa Rockdale and its plans for expansionAlcoa announces new "voluntary" emissions reductions.
"...Chronicle, "as are changes in the quality of the fuel, as long as it's from the same source."..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Global Warming, Public Schools, and Jazz a la Zorn.
"...More Fuel Frustrations..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Column

I'm Not Mad, Ethanol, Just Disappointed
"...destroy my engine. Low-energy ethanol reduces mileage and increases fuel costs. Ethanol cannot replace gasoline. Ethanol emits more carbon..."

Aug. 23, 2018 Postmarks

Probably Not
"...a Boeing 747 which burns roughly 60 gallons of fuel a minute. To make the 2,800-mile round trip from..."

Sept. 5, 2017 Postmarks

Austin Energy Partnership Helps Reach Renewable Energy Goals
"A virtual power plant in any building."
"...truly establish itself as a city independent of fossil fuels, its conversion to renewable energy will prove only half..."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Go Protest Yourself
"...They will force Mexicans to continue generating electricity with fuel oil. Burning fuel oil generates roughly twice as much..."

Dec. 20, 2016 Postmarks

The Phoebe Hunt Show
Local fiddler’s live music interviews fuel world healing
"...the group Win Within and a program I started, Fuel Our Fire: Heal the World Through Music,” explains Hunt...."

June 4, 2014 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

It's Not Easy Being Green
The city's Office of Sustainability is still trying to find a sustainable mission
"...As a major consumer of fossil fuels, Austin Energy played a major role in the ACPP..."

April 5, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Keeping Busy
Armendariz moves from the EPA to the Sierra Club, still defending the environment
"...or below the cost of providing electricity from fossil fuels like coal, and the price of that renewable energy..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Wildfire Prevention Waiting for Ignition
City of Austin's wildfire prevention efforts lag behind the threat
"...$1 million would be used solely to fund "proactive fuel mitigation," he says – the cutting and burning that..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Yassine Sixth Street Noir
Legends, rumors, unpaid taxes ... and coke on the side
"...system to place orders and track customer tabs (only Fuel and Treasure Island still used cash registers). All the..."

May 18, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Luv Doc: Parachute Pants and a Kentucky Waterfall
A miniature pony is an even awesomer chick magnet than an IROC-Z
"...the gas. My dad says I should check the fuel system and that it may be a bad fuel..."

April 6, 2012 Column by The Luv Doc

Please Write About Light Pollution
"...places can actually see the stars again. How much fuel (nuclear fuel? fossil fuel?) does it take to keep..."

Aug. 25, 2011 Postmarks

Riding to the End of the Line
Can Cap Metro weather the recession, balance its books ... and run the buses and trains on time?
"...a worldwide financial meltdown and an enormous spike in fuel costs. Those are not insignificant factors. While Cap Metro's..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Q&A: Austin’s Coastal Neighbors
How Galveston looks to its past to prepare for its future – and what that means for Austin
"...the way we plan. We have contracts with our fuel supplier to bring fuel onto the island by barge..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Two Years Gone – How Many Left to Save the Planet?
This Earth Day, urgent evidence of global warming should kick the Austin Climate Protection Plan into higher gear
"...was formerly vice president of strategic development at Organic Fuels Inc. He received the Environmental Protection Agency's Alternative Fuel..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

AE Defends Biomass Plant
Biomass likely to go forward despite some public opposition
"...(beginning in 2012) from its planned 100-megawatt biomass plant fueled with waste wood and logging debris. Council postponed a..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Page Two: Dead Dinosaurs
The only legitimate shot at energy independence is to develop alternative power sources
" "the alternative," and resisted efforts to legislate higher fuel-efficiency standards. Now that the horses have fled the barn,..."

July 4, 2008 Column by Louis Black

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• Blaming the biofuel ethanol for skyrocketing food costs, Gov. Rick Perry last..."

May 2, 2008 News Feature

Dear Bike Rider, Wake Up!
"...lights – I assume timed that way to save fuel – and had to stop and idle for 45..."

April 16, 2008 Postmarks

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