Mayor Sylvester Turner Appointed to EPA Local Government Advisory Committee
August 25, 2021 -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan today announced the appointment of Mayor Sylvester Turner as one of 34 new members of the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). ...
Mayor Turner Provides Update On Four-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey
August 25, 2021 -- Four years ago, today, Hurricane Harvey landed on the shores of Texas, dumping over 52 inches of rain upon our city and region. Hurricane Harvey was a defining moment for Houston. ...
EPA Announces Houston Once Again Tops List of Green Energy Users
August 11, 2021 -- The City of Houston announced Wednesday that it continues to rank as No. 1 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Top 30 Local Government List of the largest municipal green power users from the Green Power Partnership (GPP). ...
Mayor Turner Issues Statement Supporting President Biden's Plan for Clean Energy
August 5, 2021 -- ... “President Biden’s Climate Agenda is a much needed step in the right direction. Many of the initiatives in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework are reflected locally in our Climate Action Plan and Resilient Houston strategy ...
President Biden Announces Steps to Drive American Leadership Forward on Clean Cars and Trucks
August 8, 2021 -- President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal invest in the infrastructure, manufacturing, and incentives that we need to grow good-paying, union jobs at home, lead on electric vehicles around the world, and save American consumers money. ...
American Cities Climate Challenge Feature on Houston, TX
April 2021 -- To power all of Houston’s municipal operations with 100 percent renewable energy five years earlier than targeted, while realizing substantial cost savings for the City. ...
What’s Going on with the Sunnyside Solar Farm?
April 6, 2021 -- In 2017 the city solicited ideas internationally for carbon-neutral projects that could potentially be developed on a former, unmaintained Sunnyside landfill that’s been closed for 50 years.
A Massive Solar Farm May Be a Boon to Houston's Sunnyside. Or Not.
November 30, 2020 -- In south Houston, Sunnyside residents hope a solar farm set to cover a former city dump will prove the exception to findings that large installations of energy-producing solar panels hurt property values in nearby neighborhoods.
Resilient Houston (.pdf)
February 2020 -- Resilient Houston is a framework for collective action and links existing efforts with new ones that will work collectively to protect Houston against future disasters—from hurricanes and flooding to extreme heat waves—and chronic stresses such as aging infrastructure, poor air quality, and climate change.
Living with Water Houston (.pdf)
January 2020 -- Living With Water Houston brought together local, national, and Dutch experts representing multiple disciplines to solve site-specific water and resilience challenges alongside local governments, state and federal agencies, and community stakeholders. The Living With Water Houston report summarizes the outcomes of the workshops and provides recommendations at the regional, city, bayou, and neighborhood scales for addressing flood risk in the future.