Environmental groups urge Biden administration: no new offshore oil leases
New dashboard finds US wind, solar tripled over past decade
“E-Bike Rodeo” to let Austinites test ride electric bicycles
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In first for Texas, Austin ISD commits to 100% electric buses
Panel discussion offers insights on how to ditch gas, electrify everything
Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund hosted a webinar panel on Wednesday that discussed the benefits of electrification for cooking, home heating and cooling and water heating.
Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
Call to cut down water pollution as Supreme Court case, 50th anniversary of Clean Water Act, near
2022 heat wave/energy efficiency coverage: data, resources and interview opportunities
Unprecedented heat has scorched many parts of the United States into September. According to the Washington Post, as of September 7, cities across the country had endured more than 7,000 new daily high temperature records this summer.
Circuit Court rules against ExxonMobil a third time, upholds record Clean Air Act penalty
Environmental groups demand Exxon finally accept responsibility for violations after 13 years of litigation
Elected officials, community leaders call on Paxton to aggressively resolve pollution cases
Three years is too long, says Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee, Texas environmental leaders, legislators and community members who today called on Attorney General Ken Paxton to move with greater urgency on several high-profile pollution cases.
Statement: Biden acts on Gulf offshore wind
Metzger issued the following statement in response to the President's announcement: "It's exciting to see offshore wind in the Gulf getting closer to reality. With strong winds in the evenings when we need energy the most, offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico would greatly complement Texas’ onshore renewable energy resources, help bolster our shaky electric grid, and help our environment. With shallow, warm water, smaller waves, and existing offshore infrastructure and expertise, we're well suited to develop this abundant, clean resource. I applaud the President and the Interior Department for moving forward with developing this incredible resource."
Biden promises action on climate change during event at former coal plant
President Joe Biden took his campaign to slow down climate change and speed up our transition to clean energy to the site of the former Brayton Point coal-fired power plant on Wednesday. Brayton Point is now becoming a hub for the development and production of offshore wind technology. During the visit, he announced a new program to develop offshore wind power in the Gulf of Mexico for the first time and indicated that his administration would propose additional executive actions to tackle climate change in the coming days.
Statement: U.S. Postal Service more than doubles its electric vehicle commitment
The U.S. Postal Service announced on Wednesday that it would purchase at least 25,000 electric vehicles as part of its plan to replace an aging fleet, more than doubling its previous commitment. The announcement comes after the agency’s initial plan to “modernize” its fleet would have electrified only 10% of its vehicles, prompting calls for the agency to revisit its decision and a lawsuit filed by 16 states. The new commitments means at least 50% of the agency’s first 50,000 vehicle purchases will be electric.
Climate change driving strain on electric grid
Texas will only get hotter, and our grid less stable, unless we act quickly to move away from fossil fuels.