Welcome to the Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter! We are the oldest grassroots environmental organization in Texas. We believe our open spaces, clean water, and natural resources should be protected so that current and future generations may enjoy them. In addition to our state chapter office in Austin, we are blessed with several regional groups in Texas that provide wonderful opportunities to explore, enjoy, and protect the state’s natural wonders.
October 2, 2015
In a series of filings with the Texas Public Utility Commission, El Paso Electric is making some strange moves on solar, making them almost seem two-faced. Sometimes they seem to like solar, but in their proposed rate case, they would create a new rate class of people and hit them with huge rate increases. Who would be in this new rate class? People who have dared to put solar on their homes in the past or are thinking about it in the future.
October 1, 2015
Today, Austin City Council approved contracts that would increase the city’s solar energy resources by up to 300 megawatts. This is a great leap forward! Our Conservation Director, Cyrus Reed, issued a statement on the culmination of everyone's hard work to see this day come.