Support a Strong Renewable Energy Plan for Austin
The Austin City Council will soon vote on an update to the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan (Austin’s long-range energy plan).
If you’re concerned about climate change, air pollution, affordability, or equitable access to Austin Energy programs, we need your support. With wind and solar energy now at record low prices and energy storage solutions coming on the market, a clean and affordable energy system is possible. Low bills don’t need to come at the price of polluting our most vulnerable communities or contributing to climate change.
Petition to the Mayor and City Council of Austin
Climate change impacts (like people being displaced from their homes due to flooding), air pollution and people struggling to pay their bills are serious problems in our community. The update to the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan (Austin’s long-range energy plan) is an opportunity to address all of these issues. We support a clean, just and affordable energy future. To ensure Austin is a leader on climate justice, we urge you to adopt a plan that prioritizes the retirement of the Fayette coal plant in 2022 and Decker gas plant in 2020, and expands renewable energy, local solar, energy efficiency and energy storage goals to put the utility on a path to be 100% carbon-free by 2030. The plan should also make local solar more accessible to low-income residents and renters to improve equity and provide much needed bill relief.