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Lobbying for Energy Efficiency
Coalition aims to reduce state's electricity consumption and costs through expanded utility efficiency programs
"...to move people toward more efficient ways of using energy, then, as costs rise, the financial drain on businesses'..."

June 16, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Energy Efficiency One Way or Another
Wanted: new rules to ensure funding is available year-round for consumers seeking to lower their electricity use
"...Efficiency Texas, a project of Austin-based energy consulting and lobbying..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Energy Efficiency Awakening at Capitol
Mindful of predictions that state's energy reserve margins will fall short by 2008, Legislators question whether new coal plants are a logical response, file energy-efficiency bills
"...plants has led to a higher consciousness about how energy is generated and consumed. Now, with predictions that the..."

March 16, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Energy Efficiency Is All Important
"...the Complex" [News, Sept. 14] article should have included energy efficiency as a means to control overall rental costs...."

Sept. 17, 2007 Postmarks

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?
"...if you set your gaze to the east. Austin Energy's solar incentive program has made great strides recruiting affluent..."

Nov. 24, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Record Energy Use Yesterday
Officials predict another record today
"...Press release from Austin Energy:..."

June 25, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Pelosi Plugs Local Energy Plan
Nancy Pelosi does Austin.
"...their jacket sleeves - declaring an otherwise mundane Monday "Energy Independence Day!" She stood alongside local U.S. Rep. Lloyd..."

Oct. 30, 2007 News Post by Daniel Mottola

Making the Energy Grid Smarter
New nonprofit pushes energy providers for efficiency via high tech
"...to the grid in the form of a "smart energy network," which they say will make the grid more..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

World Energy Week's Hometown Highlights
Events in Austin and Fredericksburg show off region's clean-energy champions
"...The 27th annual World Energy Engineering Congress and the fifth installment of the Renewable..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Austin Energy's Coal Considerations Smoked Out?
Council to be asked to consider authorizing city manager to negotiate land agreement for future "clean coal" plant
"...Austin Energy is considering using so-called clean coal to meet the..."

Jan. 26, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

State Energy Plan: Dependent and Dirty
The Texas Energy Policy Council goes backward into the energy future
"...The Texas Energy Planning Council, a 22-member body appointed by Gov. Rick..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Austin Energy Generation Resource Planning Task Force Recommendations: An Excerpt
"...1c, iii) Austin Energy should pursue aggressive efforts to diversify its energy efficiency..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Feature

Zero-Energy Homes and Hope Break Ground in Montopolis
The city shoots for energy efficiency and affordability in low-income neighborhood
"...study the design, construction, and feasibility of an affordable "zero-energy" home development. Groundbreaking is scheduled for some time this..."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Environment/Energy
A Few Green Sprouts
"...this year have been almost entirely about one issue: energy policy. About 100 bills were filed in this arena,..."

May 8, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Energy News: New Ethanol, Electric Power Reports
One warns of unintended consequences of rapidly rolling out domestic biofuels; other focuses on energy efficiency, renewables
"...In other energy-research news, over the next 15 years, Texas could meet..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Energy Savers
Meet the winners of our Kill-a-Watt Challenge
"...From June to September, Austin Energy customers signed up for the challenge with one aim:..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Clean Energy: Austin's Next Boom?
A Preview of Clean Energy Potential in Central Texas
"...Will "clean energy" become a new industry for Austin, with job-creating prowess..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Courtney Barry

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
"...Will Wynn accepted on behalf of the city the Energy Freedom Challenge: America's Race to Independence Through Renewable Energy,..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Austin Energy's Strategic Plan
The details of the utility's 50-year vision for the future
"...The much-discussed long-range strategic plan for Austin Energy is a 50-year vision into the future for a..."

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

Austin's Energy Future ... and You!
Citizens to play a large role in determining where Austin gets its energy in the future
"...Sure we want renewable energy – but how much are we prepared to pay..."

Sept. 26, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin Energy: Rate Cuts Solve Everybody's Problems
Council votes to approve utility rate reduction
"...– joined by the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association, Austin Energy Low Income Customers, Building Owners and Managers Association, Greater..."

Sept. 2, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Austin Energy VP Out the Door
Rabago's resignation creates void in green leadership
"...Karl Rábago, vice president of Austin Energy's Distributed Energy Services, has resigned from the utility. His..."

June 10, 2012 News Post by Amy Smith

Then There's This: Another Swipe at Austin Energy
State report calls for slashing low-income assistance program
"...An Austin Energy assistance program that helps keep the lights on in..."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Wasted Energy
Why the 11th-hour 'action' against AE's generation plan?
"...Council chambers last week as the council considered Austin Energy's generation plan, a guide for the utility to generate..."

April 16, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

EPA on Unclean Energy: "No Source Review"
The Bush Administration's rollback of New Source Review could guarantee more dirty air for years to come.
"...Americans who enjoy breathing had better hope the clean energy industry takes off with a vengeance, because the Bush..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

City's Zero Energy Homes Prove Too Pricey for Montopolis
Energy efficient building project proves fiscally impractical for current neighborhood location
"...sun is about to set on the award-winning NetZero Energy Subdivision concept devised last year by Austin Energy's Green..."

April 29, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

So You Want to Make Your Own Energy...
"...you want to generate your own green power, Austin Energy will refer you to contractors who can install solar..."

April 21, 2000 News Feature

Austin Energy Wins Round One
Austin Energy fends off rate case with only minor loss
"...for some Capitol theatre. The persistent reason that Austin Energy ratepayers hadn't seen an increase in their electric rates..."

March 8, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Heat Wave Renews Call for Renewable Energy
Solar and wind could do the job more efficiently, advocates say
"...extremes of the infamous Enron crime. During that crisis, energy traders took plants offline so that 28,000 megawatts of..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Peak Oil in the Energy State
2007 Houston World Oil Conference focused on eventual point at which world oil production outpaces global demand
"...veteran oil-industry economist, called current projections by the U.S. Energy Information Administration and major oil companies that available oil..."

Nov. 1, 2007 News Post by Daniel Mottola

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