Negotiating the urban smart grid: Socio-technical experimentation in the city of Austin

These three authors from the UK discuss the smart grid project run by Pecan Street Inc. and analyze Austin's attempts to reduce carbon emissions through the lens of urban experimentation.Read more

The (Systems and) Scales of Energy Justice: On the Multi-dimensional Stakes of a Just Energy Transition (James Adams)

Though Austin, Texas has an impressive history of pairing city growth and development with a strong commitment to a renewable energy transition, this “green-growth” success story is also deeply entangled with the continued displacement and disparagement of the city’s black and brown...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

St. Louis Anthropocene: Energy Tech

ENERGY TECH: In April of 2018, Ameren, a Midwestern based power company, announced a 12 week energy tech incubation program. The incubation...Read more

COVID-19: What it means for the energy industry - Practical steps for responding to the coronavirus crisis

This article brings forth findings put together by the PWC firm group. It pools together various data on COVID-19's impacts on the energy industry, ripple effects from reduced energy consumptions, and the way the foregoing can be impacted by crisis management and responses. At the heart of the...Read more

Austin's Resource Planning Working Group's 2016-2017 Recommendations

This document contains the official recommendations Austin's 2016-2017 Electric Utility Commission's Resource Planning Working Group. They were determined after a series of working group meetings and deliberations. The document also includes individual comments on the recommendations that...Read more

Data: The Fifth Utility?

An interesting take on the possible need to consider data as a publicly managed utility, written up as a blog post by Pecan Street, a 501c3 development organization in Austin.
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Entergy fined $5 million, can move forward with new power plant

In New Orleans, residents vocally opposed plans to construct a new natural gas plan on the East side of the city but City Council approved it nonetheless.  Later, an independent investigation showed that the "the majority of the [City...Read more

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