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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 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

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

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

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

Austin's Sustainable Secret
Student-founded Green Is the New Black makes renewable energy at Huston-Tillotson
"...awareness. However, GITNB has tackled these projects with the energy of 10 such organizations. Within just a year of..."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

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

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

TateAustin Energy
Something Costly This Way Comes: PR for City Utility
"...in research and development, especially in the area of sustainable energy? That the company returns a portion of its..."

June 5, 1998 News Column by Jenny Staff

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

SXSW Panels Explore What’s Next for Sustainable Food
How to transition from “eco-depressed” to “making regenerative living sexy”
"...• The number of fossil fuel energy calories required to produce every calorie of food energy..."

March 8, 2024 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

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

Save Money, Save Energy, Save the Planet
"...our emissions, we need to look to more renewable energy sources and strive for energy efficiency. This grant is..."

Feb. 12, 2024 Postmarks

Sustainable Beer
The secret about sustainable brewing is that it exists.
"...Few realize that three sustainable breweries call Austin home. These crafters of beer don't..."

Feb. 1, 2013 Food Feature by Ivy Le

Urban Renewal, Sustainable Development, and ... Fluoride?
Preview Pt. One of a crowded Council agenda
"...Housing and Urban Development funds for the Colony Park Sustainable Community Pilot Project “to plan a model sustainable and..."

Dec. 12, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Sustainable Biodiesel: Made in Austin
How two guys are putting Austin on the biodiesel map … again
"...thereafter, Plowman was appointed the executive director of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance. And last month, Plowman and Burroughs –..."

Nov. 28, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Rating Sustainable Landscapes
"...Austin has embarked on a national rating system for sustainable landscapes. The Sustainable Sites Initiative (which includes many other..."

Nov. 15, 2007 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Are You Sustainable?
Current and former Austinites vying for city post
"...recycling, green building, government funding, environmental reporting metrics, and energy, water, and resource conservation...."

June 4, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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

Big, Contentious Austin Energy Rate Hike Finally Arrives at Council
Power for the people?
"...In April, Austin Energy revealed a big ask: It wants to change its..."

Nov. 25, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

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

Sustainable Living
Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair is the place to learn about cutting-edge clean-energy technologies, as well as a one-stop shop for people wanting greener homes and natural backyard gardens
"...At the seventh annual Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair – billed as the..."

Sept. 29, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Sustainable SUV Challenge Kicks Off at Freescale
Designing the SUV that's fuel-efficient and marketable
"...utility, and consumer appeal. Event co-sponsor U.S. Department of Energy has been holding similar events since 1987, encouraging academia..."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Mueller Takes the LEED: Sample Sustainable Features
"...Highest concentration of homes with three-, four-, and five-star energy efficiency certification in the Austin Energy Green Building program...."

Nov. 20, 2009 News Feature

With Water Like Energy, Conservation Is the Only Way
"...see in water what they have finally understood in energy: that the only affordable, sustainable, and environmentally responsible route..."

Jan. 8, 2008 Postmarks

Eating Bugs Is the Future of Sustainable Farming?
Austin entomophagy advocates bring the crispy, crunchy taste of crickets to the masses
"...there are arguments that eating insects is not as sustainable as it seems. However, Ashour explained that he and..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Devenyns

The Coming Energy Crisis: Not Political, Not Conspiracy Theory
"...supplies of local clean water, local food production, local energy supplies, locally focused jobs, and local transportation systems to..."

Nov. 17, 2005 Postmarks

Green With Energy
William Greider and Amy Goodman bring a message of changing capitalism to meet human needs to Austin for the Green Festival.
"...social justice issues, including fair trade, environmental protection, and sustainable development. Co-op America, based in D.C., emphasizes domestic consumption..."

Oct. 10, 2003 News Feature

Roger Duncan's Night Visions
Austin Energy's GM invites us to wrestle with the conundrum of clean energy
"...3am worrying about work. As general manager of Austin Energy, with ultimate responsibility for keeping the city's lights on,..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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