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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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Austin should head towards 100% renewable energy | Luke Metzger

Austin is doing great things, but the climate crisis dictates that we must do much more. With the effects of global warming becoming more prevalent each year, the sudden emergence of clean energy technology could not come at a better time. In order to prevent the worst impacts of global warming, the shift away from fossil fuels must be rapid, and must take place throughout our energy system, changing how we power everything from our homes to our commutes to our industry. The progress of the last decade provides tantalizing evidence that, with the right effort, this rapid shift is possible.

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Over last decade, American solar energy generation increased 43-fold | Ross Sherman

Ten short years ago, solar panels were mere novelties. Today, they’re a dominant force in America’s energy landscape, and poised for even more growth in the years ahead. Coupled with huge advances in wind energy, battery storage, electric vehicles and energy efficiency, it’s getting clearer than ever that moving to a future powered entirely by clean, renewable energy is as feasible at it is necessary.

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News Release | Environment Texas

Federal Budget Cuts Hurt Clean Energy and Clean Air in Texas

AUSTIN - As President Trump and Congressional Republicans work to cut funding to and weaken programs that Texas depends on for clean energy development and a safe environment, Congressman Doggett and local environmental leaders gathered at the Zilker Botanical Gardens to stress those federal actions will harm environmental quality in central Texas. 

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News Release | Environment Texas

Federal judge rejects Exxon's request to reduce record-setting $20 million Clean Air Act penalty

HOUSTON – In another stinging setback for ExxonMobil in a long-running environmental enforcement case, a federal district judge in Houston denied ExxonMobil’s motion to reduce the size of the $19.95 million penalty the judge had ordered in April to punish the company for committing 16,386 days of violation of the federal Clean Air Act at its Baytown, Texas, refinery and chemical plant. 

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News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Ten years of progress positions Texas to take renewable energy to the next level

AUSTIN - Since 2007, Texas has seen a 21,466% increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and a 639% increase in wind power production, according to a new report released today by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights Texas’ leadership in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles, but finds Texas ranked 47th for improvements in electricity energy efficiency programs. 

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