Austin Leads in Renewable Energy

Solar Farm

Austin is a nationwide leader in renewable energy adoption. According to the latest rankings from the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Austin Energy sold more renewable energy in 2015 than any other public power utility in the country. It was the only public power utility in Texas ranked in the top 10. More info>>

Some of the reasons for Austin’s success include:

  • Samsung’s largest, single purchase of renewable energy ever by a business in Austin through the city’s GreenChoice program in 2015
  • The Austin Independent School District’s dedication to renewable energy. AISD is also a GreenChoice customer and ranks first amongst all K-12 grade schools in the nation for purchases of renewable energy
  • Austin City Council’s goal of sourcing 55 percent of Austin Energy’s electricity from renewables by 2025
  • Austin’s longstanding dedication to renewable energy. In 1995, Austin Energy, the City of Austin, and the Lower Colorado River Authority started the first commercial wind farm in Texas 

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