FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 9, 2014
Austin City Council to Decide Fate of Fayette Power Project in 2014
Memo to City Council outlines legal
pathways for moving Austin beyond coal
AUSTIN, TX – A memo from the Austin City Attorney’s office puts the future of the Fayette Power Plant in the hands of the Austin City Council and Austin Energy. After months of debate and speculation, City Council now has a menu of options and legal pathways available for retiring the plant.
The Fayette Power Plant, which is jointly owned by the City of Austin and the Lower Colorado River Authority, is responsible for 75% of the utility’s carbon pollution and draws an average of 5.75 billion gallons of water from the Colorado River each year. The City’s resource generation…
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