Field Recordings

Austin Climate Strike: September 20, 2019

This PECE Essay contain's recordings of the Austin Climate Strike.

City Council Regular Meeting Transcript – 08/10/2017

A transcript of a public hearing where Austin residents expressed their concerns about the 2016-2017 Recommendations produced by the Electric Utility Commission Resource Planning Working Group. Discussion of the recommendations begins at the bottom of page 96.Read more

Austin City Council Regular Meeting Transcript – 08/17/2017

A transcript of an Austin City Council Regular Meeting where the council discusses the outcome of the previous week's public hearing on the Electricity Commission's Resource Planning Working Group's 2017 recommendations. Mayor Adler decides to approve the recommendations. Discussion of the...Read more

Planning Documents and Presentations

Austin Community Climate Planning Equity Tool

This equity tool was created by the Austin Office of Sustainability in collaboration with the Community Climate Planning Steering Committee and their Equity Working Group.

This tool is intended to guide the Community Climate Planning Process to make sure that equity is at the forefront of...Read more

Austin Energy Resource Planning Working Group Presentation

Austin Energy's Vice President of Strtegy, Technology, and Markets discusses the Municipal Utility's perspective on the value and the risks of energy transition as a method of climate protection.Read more



The Warrior Brain


Michael Webber argues against the assumption that the adoption of renewables poses a threat the to reliability of the electric grid.Read more

Research Articles

Optimal Residential Energy Consumption, Prediction, and Analysis

This dissertation, written by Joshua Daniel Rhodes, was supervised by Michael E. Webber of UT Austin's Energy Institute and Webber Energy Group. Rhodes worked with the staff at Pecan Street Inc. and utilized their data to assess, analyze, and optimize how residential buildings use and generate...Read more