OK — I just posted something yesterday about the ongoing discussion on the solar goals. Turns out there is more today.
Council members Riley, Morrison and Spelman have rewritten — with stakeholder input — a new resolution that would require that at least 50% of our total solar goal of 200 MWs by 2020 would be met by “local” solar, with half of that required to be on the consumer side of the meter. The resolution further states that the City Manager and Austin Energy must consider –and if found cost-effective adopt — the 400 MW solar goal recommended by the Local Solar Advisory Committee as part of the 2020 Generation Plan when it is scheduled to be revisited in 2014.
Sierra Club will be there today to support Item 53! See the council agenda for more details. Go Solar!