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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

Help Conserve – Message From Austin Energy
Power utility says it has electricity to last the summer, but please cut down usage anyway
"...electricity like an alcoholic at a free kegger. Austin Energy insists it has enough power to get us through..."

June 19, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Austin Energy Says Those Without Power Could Stay That Way Through Tonight and Into Tomorrow Afternoon
Historic winter storm challenges energy grid
"...UPDATED 2:30pm: In a Monday afternoon press conference, Austin Energy, city and county officials addressed customers without power throughout..."

Feb. 15, 2021 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Renewable Energy Island
Learning from Copenhagen, Post #5
"...in 1997 to become a case study for renewable energy. It's a sweet story......"

Oct. 7, 2009 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Hopper Energy Bars Ready to Jump Into the Local Market
Mixing it up with peanuts and honey and crickets and more
"...Jack Ceadel’s got an energy bar, one of those nutty-grainy sort of things that..."

June 17, 2014 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

Energy at the Movies, March 9
What do the movies have to do with energy policy? More than you may think.
"...been instrumental in shaping not only our ideas about energy (gas, oil, nuclear power), but in how those resources..."

March 3, 2011 Screens Post by Belinda Acosta

Austin Energy's Newest General Manager
Marc Ott announces GM Larry Weis
"...Today, City Manager Marc Ott announced Austin Energy's new general manager will be Larry Weis. He'll take..."

July 22, 2010 News Post by Jillian Richardson

Austin Energy Buys Out Biomass Plant
City utility escapes money-losing 2008 energy deal
"...than a decade of controversy and diminishing expectations, Austin Energy's frustrating foray into biomass generation took an expensive but..."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Energy GM Hunt Narrows
Burbank candidate drops out, AE adds forums
"...has dropped out of the race to become Austin Energy's new GM. Sources close to the negotiations say that..."

June 28, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Buggin' for Some Tasty Energy Bars at Happy Hour?
Hopper Bars sparks Kickstarter campaign with party at The White Horse
"...You know: We told you about Hopper Bars a..."

July 23, 2014 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Public Forum Tonight: Austin Energy GM Candidates
Much rides on the decision over who will be the utility's next boss
"...may be your only chance to see the Austin Energy general manager candidates up close and personal before the..."

June 30, 2010 News Post by Nora Ankrum

Austin Energy Chief to Retire
Environmental innovator Roger Duncan announces he is stepping down in 2010
"...A big, if not unexpected, announcement from Austin Energy: General manager Roger Duncan has announced that he will..."

Oct. 7, 2009 News Post 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

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

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

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 Partnership Helps Reach Renewable Energy Goals
"A virtual power plant in any building."
"...city independent of fossil fuels, its conversion to renewable energy will prove only half the battle. The other end..."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Fighting for the Right to Clean Energy
The first Texas Clean Energy Congress issues its call to action
"...The first Texas Clean Energy Congress, with more than 150 attendees from more than..."

Nov. 19, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Flow of Energy
Beili Liu makes an art of channeling the forces within objects and us
"...restful calm – the counterpoint to the sharp, active energy of the hanging scissors...."

March 11, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Energy Drain: Wrangle Over Renewables
Greens uneasy about energy task force
"...to appoint, as planned, a group to study future energy projects, but some local greens already fear that the..."

May 15, 2009 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Noriega on Energy ... Looks Familiar
Rick Noriega announces his energy plan
"...might feel as they try to distinguish between the energy plans of our incumbent junior U.S. senator, Republican John..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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

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

Is It Legal to Save Energy? Well, Maybe ...
Blackland neighbors told they can't share solar power, but Austin Energy tries to find a loophole
"...it up to a less-efficient bungalow, and pass clean energy from house to house as easily as you could..."

March 17, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Green Energy Stars Get Their Props
Companies and utilities recognized for commitment to renewable energy
"...taken center stage, oiled up, and flexed its green energy muscles before a national audience. Only now, an increasingly..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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

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

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