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Austin Mayoral Race: The Environmental Facts

by Mike Sloan. May 6, 2012. While past accomplishments have deservedly earned Austin a reputation among the greenest of cities, what's the straight scoop about the City's current standing and trajectory on being green? The following is a lengthy email exchange with the Austin Environmental Democrats regarding claims made in their...
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Morrison and Tovo Step Up

by Robin Rather, Feb. 9, 2012. In an unexpected and powerful move this morning, Council-members Laura Morrison and Kathie Tovo announced a counter-proposal today that takes the sting out of the Austin Energy rate increase and replaces it with sanity, simplicity and fairness. (The full text of their press release appears...
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Austin -vs- San Antonio: Green Power SmackDown!

by Robin Rather & Mike Sloan OCT 8, 2010. In our last post, we looked at the surprising downslide of Austin Energy relative to others in Texas in terms of both affordability and renewable energy. Here we compare AE against CPS Energy, the San Antonio municipal utility. Green Power...
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