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The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is hosting the first ever Texas Energy Storage Summit, in Austin, TX on December 5, 2014. This unique one-day summit brings together stakeholders from across Texas and around the country to meet for an informative and collaborative event that brings and in-depth focus on the opportunities and markets available in Texas and the ERCOT system. Attendees will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with Texas and ERCOT regulators, as well as utility partners and customers, to gain a full understanding of this market opportunity and what lies ahead for storage in the state.
Conservation Director Cyrus Reed will moderate a panel at this year's CATEE Conference (Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency) in Dallas, Nov 18-20. CATEE is a premiere educational conference and business exhibition connecting public and private decision makers and thought leaders. Its purpose is to help communities improve decisions that determine the energy and water intensity of the built environment – and reduce related emissions. Learn more about Cyrus' panel after the jump.
The Galveston Bay Foundation and Houston Advanced Research Center are seeking the public's help in developing a report card about the health of Galveston Bay, scheduled to be released in early 2015. Everyone who lives near, uses, or simply has an interest in Galveston Bay is encouraged to visit www.galvbay.org/reportcard to take an important survey, submit comments about issues concerning bay health, and learn more about the project.
From Texas Parks & WIldlife, an incredibly clever convergence of Halloween and learning about nature! Looks like it continues throughout the month too! [TPWD] Have you wondered about your abilities to live in the wild, such as after an apocalyptic event? Well, we’re going to talk about the basic skills needed to find food, water, shelter, and space in our short (somewhat humorous) program. We’ll begin at the Nature Center and travel to find the necessary items for survival. Then, we’ll discuss the importance of plants and human uses of the area. Finally, we'll test your skills to survive a zombie apocalypse.
TREIA is not slowing down after the Roundup! Registration for Texas Renewables 2014 is open! Cyrus Reed, conservation director for the Lone Star Chapter, will be a featured speaker at this year's event, which will be held at the Sheraton Dallas, November 3-6.
Right after the Earth, Wind & Fire Energy Summit, SXSW Eco kicks off in Austin (Oct 6-8). Use this code to receive more than half-off: reg-eco-gen7r_23nhju8ikj. SXSW Eco will feature three days of informative panels and workshops, inspirational speakers, intensive mentor and coaching programs, pitch competitions, workshops, networking events, receptions and much more.
The People's Climate March – held just days before the United Nations Climate Summit – just might be the biggest public outpouring of support for climate solutions this planet has ever seen. It is an unparalleled opportunity to let our world leaders know how urgently the public is calling for solutions to climate disruption, and how we need to move quickly from dirty fuels to clean energy. If you can’t make it though, there are many solidarity events in Texas.
Don’t forget to use #peoplesclimate if you’re tweeting from any of these events!
Food & Water Watch is hosting a kick off meeting for the Healthy Communities campaign in Austin! Learn about the campaign, the issue, and how you can get involved. Details below:
When: Thursday, Sept 18th. 7-8 PM
Where: Pleasant Hill Branch Library, 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78745