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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.

News Release | Environment Texas

Solar energy grows 62% in Austin in 2014

AUSTIN – Austin experienced explosive growth in distributed solar energy installations in 2014, growing from 13 megawatts (MW) in 2013 to 21 MW by the end of 2014, an increase of 62%. Solar panels were installed on hundreds of homes, schools and businesses, including at Huston Tillotson University, AISD’s new Performing Arts Center, Goodwill Industries and Howdy Honda.  

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News Release | Environment Texas

Solar energy grows 22% in Houston in 2014

AUSTIN – Houston experienced significant growth in solar energy installations in 2014, growing from approximately 4 megawatts (MW) in 2013 to 5 MW by the end of 2014, an increase of 22%. “Cities can be big stars in our transition to clean energy,” said Luke Metzger, Director of Environment Texas. “We know that Houston has the potential to be among them.”

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Report | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities

The use of solar power is expanding rapidly across the United States. By the end of 2014, the United States had 20,500 megawatts (MW) of cumulative solar electric capacity, enough to power four million average U.S. homes.

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Bill to limit cities' ability to regualte drilling draws heated debate

Environmentalists sided with several city leaders from across Texas on Monday, offering testimony against hydraulic fracturing that countered statements made by oil and gas interests at a Texas House committee hearing.

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News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

New website evaluates environmental impact of projects in State Water Plan

AUSTIN – Environment Texas Research and Policy Center launched a new website today designed to help educate Texans about the environmental impacts of projects in the State Water Plan. The interactive website – www.OurTexasWater.org - allows Texans to view a map of the state and learn about highlighted projects in their community. The new website comes as the Texas Water Development Board considers the first round of applications for funding from the new water infrastructure fund approved by voters in November 2013. 

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