Tag Archives: City of Austin Climate Protection Plan

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Environmental directory includes so much more

The Austin Environmental Directory 2017-18 is on its way to 15,000 Austin households. This is the ninth iteration of the directory, which serves as a primer on a wide range of topics, including watershed protection, challenges to clean energy, natural…

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

City announces recycling-education campaign

Austin residents are sending a lot of recyclables to landfills, and city staff hopes to help change that with a new educational campaign. Austin Resource Recovery Department Director Bob Gedert made the announcement at a press conference on Monday.“The fact…

Friday, June 5, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council adopts net-zero community climate plan

City Council voted 8-2 Thursday to adopt the 2015 Austin Community Climate Plan to achieve citywide net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Council members Don Zimmerman and Ellen Troxclair opposed. Council Member Delia Garza is on maternity leave.Under the resolution, City Manager…

Friday, September 5, 2014 by Alex Dropkin

Committee seeks to create zero emissions plan

A recent study by climate scientists predicts dire consequences for the Austin region if it does not act to cut greenhouse gas emissions significantly over the next 20 to 30 years. The National Climate Assessment says temperatures in Central Texas…

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Bill McCann

Climate change report prepared for Austin predicts weather extremes

The first indications of how climate change likely will affect Austin in the coming decades are beginning to emerge. A just-completed report by City of Austin staff sets out some sobering scenarios of potential future conditions. Extremes of heat, drought…

Thursday, April 10, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Riley proposes goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

A resolution set for approval by Austin City Council members today would set a goal “of reaching net zero communitywide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050” – sooner if possible. The document, brought forward by Council Members Chris Riley and Bill…

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Leffingwell votes against climate protection clause in CAMPO plan

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell found himself Wednesday defending a controversial vote to take references to climate protection and greenhouse gas emissions out of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s 2040 plan. Leffingwell told In Fact Daily that he cast his…

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