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

Oct. 7, 2009 News Post by Katherine Gregor

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

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Climate Change Crusader Heats Up Renewable Energy Fair
Q&A with Rick Piltz, formerly with the U.S. government's Climate Change Science Program
"...en route to Fredericksburg for the eighth annual Texas Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair, where he screened..."

Oct. 12, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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

Watson Says Renewable Energy Bill Likely Dead
SB 541 "the victim of House politics"
"...Senate Bill 541, which would have raised the state's renewable energy goals to include more than just wind power..."

May 27, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

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

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

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

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

Enviros for Energy
In a recent analysis titled "What Renewable Energy Means to Texas," environmental groups announced they're whole-hog on board with the emerging renewable energy industry, especially wind power.
"...a story you don't expect: Environmental groups promoting Texas' energy production industry. In a recent analysis titled "What Renewable..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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

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

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

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

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

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

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..."

Sept. 26, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Energy Lotto Update
GreenChoice renewable energy drawing raffled off the program's remaining 1,400 residential and 200 business subscriptions. Now What?
"...Austin Energy spokesman Ed Clark assumed the posture of a power..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature 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

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

Austin Energy’s New Low-Income Solar Deal
Utility wants to enact a heavily reduced rate for those enrolled in its customer assistance program
"...Following last week's feature story on Austin Energy's solar rebate program, utility staff announced plans to meet..."

Dec. 1, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

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.
"...There's long-range plans aplenty floating around Austin Energy these days. There's the "real" AE long-range strategic plan,..."

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

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

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

Getting Smart Energy
"...real issues to be vetted during the Austin Smart Energy public participation process, it's helpful to spend a little..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Solar Is Crucial Energy Source for Now and the Future
"...Dear Editor, With so much solar energy to harvest, it's no time to sit in the..."

July 2, 2007 Postmarks

Austin Energy's Wrinkle in Time
Early GreenChoice customers' low rates will soon be gone with the wind
"...Early adopters of Austin Energy's GreenChoice program – those who subscribed to the first..."

Nov. 12, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

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