Tag Archives: Joint Sustainability Committee

Monday, March 4, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

City electric water heating restrictions not plugged in to affordability, climate reality

The Joint Sustainability Committee is asking the city to reconsider an outdated prohibition on electric water heating as part of the upcoming code rewrite process. The committee passed a resolution Feb. 27 claiming the prohibition is a barrier to affordability…

Monday, February 4, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

In light of urgent United Nations report, Austin updates climate plan

When Austin developed its Community Climate Plan in 2015, declaring its ambition to become a carbon neutral community by 2050, the plan was heralded as a landmark decision by Council.However, that was before leading United Nations scientists alerted the citizens…

Friday, January 25, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

American Cities Climate Challenge brings support, not cash

The announcement two weeks ago that Austin was one of 25 U.S. cities to receive Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge award was greeted with much fanfare from the media. The press especially touted the $2.5 million Austin would receive…

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