Stories by Sommer Brugal

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

Austin Energy proposes Value of Solar for commercial properties

Austin Energy presented a commercial Value of Solar proposal at the Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee Monday morning. Danielle Murray, the Solar Energy Services manager at Austin Energy, said the proposed plan would have benefits for both present and future…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

Austin Energy Facilities Master Plan looks to relocate key buildings

Austin Energy presented an update of its Facilities Master Plan at the Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee Monday morning. The main goal of the plan, according to Mark Dombroski, deputy general manager and chief financial and risk officer at Austin…

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Friday, April 21, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

Nancy Pelosi discusses impact of Affordable Care Act on Austin

U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Lloyd Doggett hosted a roundtable with a group of Austin-based medical professionals, musicians and technology experts Thursday morning. Discussion at the meeting, held at the Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge, addressed the…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

Austin Energy rebate to help renters

The Electric Utility Commission approved a rebate for the Lodge at Stone Oak Ranch apartment complex on April 17. The rebate, requested by Austin Energy, is meant to help fund energy-efficiency improvements at the complex. The proposed rebate is one…

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Monday, April 17, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

Barton Springs redevelopment changes hit a wall at the Environmental Commission

The Watershed Protection Department proposed a number of amendments to the Watershed Protection Ordinance at the Environmental Commission’s April 5 meeting. Andrea Bates, the environmental program coordinator at the Watershed Protection Department, said most of the amendments presented were cleanup…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

Environmental Commission supports Red Bluff plans for consolidation

The Environmental Commission unanimously passed a resolution to consolidate three tracts in the Red Bluff area and to work with its surrounding communities to turn the property into a nature wildland preserve at last Wednesday’s meeting. According to Commission Chair…

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

Transportation Improvement Program costs continue to rise

The Transportation Policy Board discussed amendments made to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Plan at its meeting Monday night. Among the top concerns mentioned were the continuous cost increases such amendments entail. Resident Kelly Davis cited…

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