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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin Energy to adjust customer rebates to achieve carbon-free energy goals

In an effort to encourage the more efficient and sustainable use of utilities, Austin Energy offers a host of rebate programs to residential and commercial customers through its Customer Energy Solutions division. This fiscal year, even with a lull in…

Friday, July 24, 2020 by Savana Dunning

Zero Waste Advisory Commission unanimously recommends contract for bridge and underpass cleanup

At its July 17 meeting, the Zero Waste Advisory Commission unanimously recommended approval of a multiterm Public Works contract agreement to clean debris and trash under bridges and overpasses.The contract is with Relief Enterprise of Texas Inc., a nonprofit that…

Monday, July 20, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Austin Energy Covid rates could revert as soon as November

During an Austin Energy budget presentation on Friday, the Electric Utility Commission learned that the rate cuts the utility put into place this spring as part of its Covid-19 recovery efforts will expire at the end of this fiscal year.The…

Monday, July 13, 2020 by Mose Buchele

Dog owners take note: Toxic algae early warning system is in the works

The heat of summer is here and that means toxic blue-green algae may return to Austin lakes and creeks. Last year, at least five dogs died after swimming in parts of Lady Bird Lake containing the algae. This year, the…

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

No ACL Fest means delays to parks projects, millions lost for parks foundation

Improvement projects at parks throughout the city will be delayed for up to 18 months as a result of the official cancellation of the Austin City Limits Festival.Organizers of the two-weekend event, which was set to take place in October…

Friday, June 26, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

City gets parks board blessing to rename Metz Recreation Center

Austin is now one step closer to officially changing the name of the Metz Recreation Center at 2407 Canterbury St. to the Rodolfo “Rudy” Mendez Recreation Center.On June 24, the Parks and Recreation Board unanimously recommended that City Council change…

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