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CleanTX Initiatives

UT Austin Campus Sustainability Week

By | Renewables

UT Austin is hosting campus sustainability talks starting from October 17th for its annual Campus Sustainability Week. While this is a fairly new endeavor, UT is in the process of completing the first update to its Sustainability Master Plan. The University plans to mainly focus on outreach and table so…

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Community Solar Arrives in Austin!

By | Renewables

Austin is a pretty climate conscious city. That’s why for years, our city’s electric utility, Austin Energy, has been providing discounts and rebates to homeowners who install solar panels on their roofs. These programs have not only supported our city’s greenhouse gas emission goals, but also have given regular Austinites the ability to join…

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65 Percent Renewable Energy Goal Approved

By | Renewables

After hundreds of people packed Austin City Hall last week to demand strong action on climate change, City Council has made a decision about the future of the Austin Energy Resource, Generation, and Climate Protection Plan. In the end, they decided to approve a 65 percent renewable energy by 2027 goal, increasing…

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Energy, Climate and Austin

By | Renewables

As the federal government reverses course on climate change policy at the national level, the question remains – how much should local governments do to pick up the slack? In the weeks and months since President Donald Trump announced that he is withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Agreement,…

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