Attend the Public Hearing to Support a 100% Carbon-Free Energy Plan for Austin
The Austin City Council is holding a public hearing to hear feedback on the update to the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan (Austin’s long-range energy plan). Recommendations from a working group heavily influenced by the utility fall well short of what is needed to lead on climate change.
Public Citizen and our partners are calling for a plan that sets a goal of 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2030 and an interim goal of 75 percent renewable energy by 2027. We’re also asking for bigger commitments to local solar, energy efficiency and energy storage.
These are the technologies of the 21st century. It’s time to phase out the utility’s fossil fuels and replace them with clean renewable energy.
We can avoid rate increases from natural gas price spikes, reduce our impact on the environment and improve equity in our community.
What: Public Hearing on Austin’s Energy Plan
When: 6 p.m. Thursday, August 10 (meet in lobby at 6 p.m.; the hearing starts at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St.
*Please wear green to show your support.*
Free parking is available in the garage under City Hall when your ticket is validated at the hearing.