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SXSW Eco honors Martinez, Riley

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by Mark Richardson

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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