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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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SXSW Eco honors Martinez, Riley
SXSW Eco presented Austin City Council Members Chris Riley and Mike Martinez SXSW Eco Awards on Tuesday night for their “leadership on making Austin a national clean energy leader.” The SXSW Eco Awards Presented by PBS honors ingenuity in cleantech, social innovation, public interest design and storytelling. In August, Council passed an affordable energy resolution sponsored by Martinez and Riley. The resolution outlined a plan to expand solar power, including provisions to expand accessibility to local solar programs for low-income communities and to replace the aging Decker gas-fired power plant by 2017. Now in its fourth year, SXSW Eco attracts a global community to “explore, engage and co-create solutions for a sustainable world.”
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