Climate Action Plan

A Climate Action Plan provides evidenced-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preventative measures to address the negative outcomes of climate change. The plan will demonstrate how the City will adapt and improve its resilience to climate hazards that impact the city today as well as risks that may increase in the coming years. To comply with the Paris Agreement, the plan will follow science-based criteria that will cap the temperature increase associated with ... Read More ...

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Green Houston Initiatives, Services and Information

City Electric Vehicles and Chargers

City of Houston Electric Vehicle Fleet Study

City of Houston municipal electric vehicle fleet analysis of costs and environmental impacts of traditional and electric options. ...

Sign Up for CAP Implementation Working Groups

Sign Up for CAP Working Groups

Sign up for the Houston Climate Action Plan implementation working groups: Transportation, Energy Transition, Building Optimization, Materials Management, Equity, and Youth Engagement ...

Houston Climate Week

Houston Climate Week - SEP. 14 - 18

A week-long virtual event to launch the implementation of the Houston Climate Action Plan – has been rescheduled for September 14-18. The event was originally planned for the week of August 24-28 to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, but was ... ...

Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan

A Climate Action Plan provides evidenced-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preventative measures to address the negative outcomes of climate change. The plan will demonstrate how the City will adapt and improve its resilience to climate hazards ...

Sunnyside Solar Farm

Sunnyside Solar Project

Mayor Sylvester Turner and city council ... approved unanimously a lease agreement with Sunnyside Energy, LLC to advance the Sunnyside Solar Project–an innovative public-private partnership to convert the 240-acre closed landfill in Sunnyside into the largest brownfield solar installation in the nation. ...

Texas PACE Authority

PACE PROGRAM

The City of Houston’s commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE program provides an additional tool for Houston property owners to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation projects. PACE is a nationally-renowned, voluntary financing program ...

EVolve Houston

Evolve Houston

EVolve Houston is a coalition of sustainability-minded civic, business, and academic leaders who seek to accelerate clean transportation through electrification. Collaborating with government, academic, private industry, and community leaders, our goal is to improve ...

Solar Power Panels

City Operations Powered 100% by Solar

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today that the City of Houston has committed to purchasing 100% renewable energy through a renewed partnership with NRG Energy as the City’s retail electric provider. As part of the contract renewal, the City will power all municipal ...

Climate Mayors

Climate Mayors

Mayor Sylvester Turner serves as Chair of Climate Mayors - a nationwide coalition of 474 U.S. city mayors who have committed to fighting climate change. In his role, Mayor Turner helps catalyze climate-forward actions taken at the local level, provides an example of climate action for leaders at all levels of government, and advocates for an economic recovery grounded in equity and environmental stewardship.

Climate Impact Assessment

Climate Impact Assessment

Houston’s Climate Impact Assessment was a collaboration between the City’s Chief Resilience Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer and was made possible through generous funding from C40 Cities, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. ...

Press Releases / Green News

April 2021
American Cities Climate Challenge Feature on Houston, TX

April 6
What’s Going on with the Sunnyside Solar Farm?

March 1
Resilient Houston One Year Report Shows Progress in 2020

February 2
North America's Largest Climatetech Incubator is on Track to Open its Second Location in Houston's Innovation District in Spring 2021

February 1
bp and Uber Announce EV Charging and Planning Program with the City of Houston

January 29
Mayor Turner, New Hope Housing, Star of Hope, & Wells Fargo Kick-Off Urban Prairie Resilience Project

January 28
Mayor Turner Named Chair of Climate Mayors

January 14
Houston City Council Approves Largest Brownfield Solar Project in the Nation

January 5
New Data Reveals Neighborhoods Impacted by Urban Heat Island Effect

December 12
Houston City Council Approves New Green Stormwater Infrastructure Tax Abatement Program and Updates Existing LEED Tax Abatement Program to Improve Houston's Climate Resilience and Sustainability

December 12
Mayor Turner Launches Vision Zero Action Plan to Eliminate Traffic Deaths in Houston by 2030

November 30
Mayor Turner Announces the Urban Prairie Resiliency Project

November 6
Houston Celebrates Texas Arbor Day by Planting 600 Trees at Buffalo Bend Nature Center

October 5
Mayor Turner Named as Board of Directors Chair of Resilient Cities Network

October 5
City of Houston and Resilient Houston Recognized with Top Awards for Planning and Resilience

September 14
City of Houston Releases Climate Impact Assessment Projecting Future Houston Climate Trends

Houston Climate Week
A week-long virtual event to launch the implementation of the Houston Climate Action Plan – has been rescheduled for September 14-18. Read more ...

August 24
Houston Climate Week Kicks Off with a Conversation on How to Make Houston the Clean Energy Capital of the World

August 6
City Council Approves Ordinance Changes to Encourage Walkable Development

August 5
Houston/Harris County to Hold Largest Single-Day, Community-Led Heat Mapping Effort in U.S. History

July 22
City of Houston Partners with bp to Advance Climate Action Plan Goals

July 13
City of Houston's Office of Sustainability Seeking Input on Strategy to Make Electric Vehicles More Accessible

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