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Solar Austin Happy Hour: Expanding Solar Goals and Programs in Austin

Solar Austin

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Austin, TX

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Solar Austin Happy Hour: Expanding Solar Goals and Programs in Austin

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Please note: 
No happy hour in June
Starting July 16th, our happy hours will be on the third Tuesday of each month at Scholz Garten. 

We invite you to join us on for a happy hour discussion of solar goals and programs at Austin Energy and how to ensure that Austin maintains its role as a solar leader in Texas.

In April, 2012, Austin City Council established the Local Solar Advisory Committee (LSAC) to develop a strategic plan for utilizing solar energy resources in Austin.  The LSAC was a 20-member citizen committee with broad representation from the community and a wealth of expertise on solar energy. 
 
Over the course of five months, the LSAC researched many aspects of solar energy and developed a report with recommendations for how Austin should expand development of our solar energy resources.  On November 1, 2012, the LSAC unanimously approved the report, titled "A Strategic Plan for Local Solar in Austin."
 
The report shows that Austin Energy can cost effectively develop 400-600 megawatts of solar capacity by 2020.  The LSAC also recommended several other policy changes, including:
  • a regular review of our progress toward our solar goals,
  • establishing community solar options for those who rent or have a roof that is shaded or facing the wrong direction, and
  • improving financing options.
Austin City Council will soon be working on the 2014 budget, so now is a great time to make sure that the LSAC recommendations are implemented and appropriate funding for program expansions is allocated. 

Austin has lead the way on solar development in Texas, largely because solar advocates like you have shared your views and expertise with Austin Energy and Austin City Council.
 
Please join us on Tuesday, July 16th at Scholz Garten to hear more about the LSAC recommendations and how we can make ourselves heard at City Hall.  Members of our board of directors will speak briefly about the issues and then open the floor to comments, questions and discussion.
 
5:30 PM: Happy Hour and Networking
6:30 PM: Speakers and Discussion
 

Although our happy hours are free and open to all, we hope you'll consider donating to Solar Austin.  Help us keep solar energy growing in the Austin area.  You can purchase a ticket to the happy hour or go to our website, www.SolarAustin.org, to donate.  You will avoid fees by going to our website.
Have questions about Solar Austin Happy Hour: Expanding Solar Goals and Programs in Austin? Contact Solar Austin

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Scholz Garten
1607 San Jacinto
Austin, TX 78701

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)


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Solar Austin

Solar Austin is a non-profit organization working to accelerate the transition to clean renewable energy, building healthy communities, strong economies, and energy independence.

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