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Austin Mayors on Electricity Rates, Planning & Renewables

by Mike Sloan. May 11, 2012. Here's a look at the last 3 elected Mayors of Austin on 3 metrics for managing the City's electric utility (Austin Energy) over the course of city budgets they were responsible for, from the time they arrived on the job until they left/leave (Voters will...
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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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Austin Energy:  A Wake Up Call

by Robin Rather & Mike Sloan SEP 24, 2010. Larry Weis, the new General Manager for Austin Energy, starts work on Monday. What will he awake to find? A)  A utility that at the beginning of 2008 was widely recognized as the greenest, most innovative, and among the most affordable utilities...
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Fixing Austin’s Green Rate

by Mike Sloan & Melissa Reese AUG 20, 2009. Austin City Council voted on a substantial price reduction for the GreenChoice electric rate. This is great news for the people of Austin. But even if the Austin rate drops as expected, saving a typical green residential customer $38 per month, it will...
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“Who Brainwashed Texas on Renewable Energy?”

“Who Brainwashed Texas on Renewable Energy?”, asks John Geesman, the former Energy Commissioner of the State of California, on the eve of a grand scale lobby effort by the fossil fuel industry in Texas (see "Town Hall" for related news). The companies are urging the Senate to make business-friendly changes...
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