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Then There's This: Excuse My Biomass
Revisiting the city's decision to hook up with a chip-burning plant
"...unanimously approved a $2.3 billion deal to build a biomass plant in East Texas, the contentious issue has again..."

April 6, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Biomass: A Question of Wood, Not Could
Council will vote this week on a proposed wood-waste-fueled power plant, but just because it's carbon-neutral doesn't mean it's perfect
"...Austin Energy thinks the time for biomass is now. City Council this week is set to..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

City Hall Hustle: Wood Waste to Burn
With big, bad biomass behind them, council faces the bigger and badder city budget
"...politically and financially – were the controversial Austin Energy biomass plant and the fiscal year 2008-09 budget...."

Sept. 5, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

King Corn
The film’s light hand, appealing style, and simple exposition make it an eminently watchable inquiry into the politics of food, public health, and the reasons why corn has become an ingredient in virtually everything we eat.
"...corn – a lot of corn – in their biomass. There’s most likely corn in your bread, even if..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

A Greener Formula
F1 racing introducing biofuels, hybrid engines
"...its environmental impact: As of 2012, teams can use biomass-derived fuels, but the big change comes in 2013 with..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Wynn on Wind
Austin mayor to talk energy reform to presidential campaigns next week.
"...billion into transmission lines to West Texas, and large biomass plants...."

Aug. 13, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Roger Duncan's Night Visions
Austin Energy's GM invites us to wrestle with the conundrum of clean energy
"...between now and 2020. How much solar, wind, and biomass; how much gas and coal and nuclear? While most..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Brigid Shea: 'A Proven Leader'
Brigid Shea sits down for a Q&A on a wide range of city topics
"...I do want to also address the biomass plant [which council approved in August 2008]. I think..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Top 10 Environmental Stories
"...1) Biomass: Got Wood? In August, Austin Energy sought to push..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...political candidates and friends of labor. Enviros Frown on Biomass Plant..."

Sept. 5, 2008 News Feature

Zimmerman and Flannigan Face-Off in Candidate Forum
Zimmerman doubles down on opposing climate change, living wage
"...from Council chambers – slammed Austin Energy’s East Texas biomass power plant as akin to an “Enron scam” and..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Lee Leffingwell: 'Think Long-Range'
The incumbent mayor defends his record
"...that since we're talking about Austin Energy, certainly, the biomass plant is a decision I would love to have..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

What if Austin's Sidewalk System Were Actually Finished?
"...transit work? Why can we afford much more costly biomass plants, dysfunctional rail lines, race-car tracks, and highways, but..."

April 10, 2012 Postmarks

Rate Case = Full Calendar for Council
Giving Austin Energy's numbers the old scrub-a-dub-dub
"...of the Webberville solar project and the East Texas biomass plant, which is expected to go online later this..."

March 2, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

How Cool Is Austin
2010 snapshot of the ACPP 'five plans'
"...Cool: Current renewable contracts (wind, biomass, solar) "on track" for 30% goal; solar rooftop program..."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Feature

AE's Coal Conundrum
Energy planners and the fight over Fayette
"...year to establish the ideal mix of solar, wind, biomass, coal, natural gas, and nuclear power – known as..."

Nov. 20, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Cool Cities: Dispatches From Copenhagen
Climate change, clean energy ... and bicycles
"...There's a solar farm that provides heating and a biomass furnace that burns woodchips from Brattingsborg Woods. We visited..."

Oct. 16, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Renewable Energy Island
Learning from Copenhagen, Post #5
"...There’s a solar farm that provides heating, and a biomass furnace that burns woodchips from Brattingsborg Woods. We visited..."

Oct. 7, 2009 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Paging Doctor Strayhorn
One tough grandma calls for one big medical school
"...biotech realms, she promised “healthcare over headlines, biotech over biomass, and people over politics.” (As the race’s budget hawk,..."

March 23, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Getting Smart Energy
"...– for clean sources, such as renewables (wind, solar, biomass) and possibly nuclear...."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin's Energy Future ... and You!
Citizens to play a large role in determining where Austin gets its energy in the future
"...from coal-fired plants, which do Austinites prefer: solar, wind, biomass, or nuclear power?..."

Sept. 26, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

"...this week, taking up decisions on Austin Energy's wood-burning biomass plant (see "AE Defends Biomass Plant"), the Oak Hill..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature

" (Thursday), with a charter revision, a proposed new biomass energy plant (see "Biomass: A Question of Wood, Not..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature

Nevadans for Hemp
University of Nevada looking to research hemp as biomass energy source
"...use of industrial hemp as a source for sustainable biomass energy...."

May 16, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

If More CO2 Is Bad ... Then What?
The need to reduce emissions collides head-on with the growing world demand for energy
"...Some 2.5 billion people use wood, dung, or other biomass to meet their cooking energy needs. According to the..."

Dec. 7, 2007 News Feature by Robert Bryce

A Glossary of Cool
A quick definition of terms used in describing the Austin Climate Protection Plan.
"...Renewable energy: wind, solar, biomass, and (debatably) water power, used to produce electricity. All..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" funding is boosted 77% to $148 million and biomass research is doubled to $150 million, geothermal and hydroelectric..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Feature

Austin's Energy Independence Challenge
A national contest to be the first city to generate 50% of its energy using renewable sources like wind, solar, and biomass is under way, and Austin wants to win
" from renewable sources such as wind, solar, and biomass. In addition to carrying on Austin's reign as the..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Green Energy Stars Get Their Props
Companies and utilities recognized for commitment to renewable energy
"...their energy from renewable sources like solar, wind, and biomass by the year 2025. For more info, see"

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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