Skip to comments.Austin, Texas is Doing Something Really Spectacular
Posted on 12/19/2011 5:13:23 PM PST by matt04
The mayor and city council of Austin, Texas have pledged to make the city coal-free. This is an incredible step toward sustainability in a very coal-heavy state.
Please send a note to Austin's mayor, telling him you support his no coal pledge.
Mayor Leffingwell recently pledged to phase out Austin's dirty Fayette coal plant and begin moving the city toward a clean energy future. Shortly thereafter, the entire city council joined the pledge, setting a huge precedent for cities all over the country.
In the coming months, we'll need to convince Austin Energy to support Mayor Leffingwell's pledge. It is really important that we all speak out in support of his pledge, no matter what state we live in.
Take a moment to send a note to Mayor Leffingwell, letting him know that you stand with him.
Thank you for taking action!
Emily L. Care2 Campaign Team
The only good thing about Austin is that the complete collection of dull knives are in one location.
This will be an economic boom for cities throughout Central Texas - when businesses flee Austin in search of electricity.
Austin Energy Proposes 12.5% Rate Increase
April 2012 Target Date for Implementation
After more than a year of review and extensive public feedback, Austin Energy (AE) today outlined its proposal for a 12.5% rate increase its first increase in base electric rates in 17 years. The redesign of rates is needed to provide sufficient revenues, to achieve greater rate equity between customer classes and to better support strategic goals for energy efficiency and on-site energy resources such as rooftop solar.
No, I think the name is Mayor LeftWing.
Used to live over in the Red River Valley and knew Twin City politics much better than I do now.
‘Course back then, before Coleman folded up camp and limped home without a fight, it wasn’t the constant nauseating assault on the sensibilities it is now: Frankin, Ellison, Klobuchar and, as you say, Ryback. Oh my god and Mark Dayton again now too.
I have a boyhood pal who is a doctor there and is the type to blind himself to all evidence and declaim about how “stupid” Michele Bachmann is while defending Obama & Ellison and them as “trying to do the right thing.”
When I lived nearby I did spend a lot of pleasant hours listening to Sooch and his good sense observations. My favorite was firing up every gasoline-powered cylinder he owned (from generator and lawn mower to the cars, snowmobile and Harley etc. etc.) at the appointed hour on Earth Day. All the flashers going, honking the horn, the works.
That and also the days when he would go through the gubmint pages of the phone book and call up the many bizarre Minnesota state agency listings and ask them what the hell they did on the taxpayer dime—ha!
Sorry to go on so long. Hang in, fight on!
Merry Christmas From The Meinzers
True enough. The City of Austin LOVES to dictate to everyone else how to live their lives. The laws and mandates they institute are often designed to ripoff the taxpayers to fund nonsense and more nonsense.
And that is exactly what the Panhandle is gonna look like come sunrise tomorrow. Getting a wee bit of snow this PM.......;o)
Good little whiteout going on now. Should be some monster drifts in the morning. All fun.
Nite Ya’ll !
Stay warm Squantos!
Fine with me, I’m all for people making more of their own decisions locally rather than being told what to do by the EPA or other Fed agency.
I’d be interested in seeing what energy source they are going to transition to.
I have many fond memories of listening to Sooch with my dad. He used to call Joe to tell him his stories about the first Sturgis bike rallies. What a hoot. I'd think he'd gone in the house to use the facilities, then I'd hear him talking to Joe on the radio we had on outside on the patio. He'd call him on our bedroom phone unbeknown to us.
Lost my dad last December to brain cancer. It's fun to remember his calls. Yes. We have our fair share of idiots in this state. I'm a native South Dakotan, but I've lived here longer than I lived there. When it comes to politics in Minnesota, I just mainly shake my head.
Sorry about your Dad. He sounds like a great one!
Yeah...breaks my heart...
Thanks Dogbert41. It’s been a little tough lately. He was truly a great guy. Would’ve made a great FReeper but mom wouldn’t have a computer in the house. Long story...
~ Stay Safe Squantos ~
Thanks for that, somehow the facts always get in the way of an agenda.
Austin is the anus of Texas.
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