Mayor Turner Honored for Leadership on Climate Action
December 17, 2021 -- Today, Mayor Turner and the Sunnyside Landfill Solar Project were honored by the 15th Annual Mayors Climate Protection Awards, along with 12 other mayors. The Climate Protection Awards are made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart. ...
Mayor Turner Applauds Executive Order on Carbon Neutral Future
December 9, 2021 -- ... “I applaud President Biden’s leadership in taking another bold and important step towards climate action and resilience. As Chair of U.S. Climate Mayors and the Global Resilient Cities Network, I see every day ...
City of Houston Receives “A” Grade for Citywide Climate Action and is Named New Generation of Climate Leaders on CDP 2021
November 18, 2021 -- The CDP has recognized the City of Houston as one of just 95 cities across the globe that is taking bold leadership on environmental action and transparency. ...
City of Houston Launches Second Annual Houston Climate Week
November 12, 2021 -- From November 15 - 19, 2021, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability will host the second annual virtual Houston Climate Week. With the support of University of Houston-Downtown and IHS Markit, the week-long virtual conference will update the public on the implementation of both Resilient Houston and the Houston Climate Action Plan. ...
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.