City of Houston Begins to Electrify Fleet Through a Partnership with Greenlots
May 12, 2021 -- ... Today, Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston City Council announced approval to purchase, install and deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in various City facilities. The effort will be enabled through the City’s partnership with ...
City of Houston Signs Agreements with Kingdom of Denmark Focused on Furthering Efforts Related to Water, Climate Change, and Resilience
May 7, 2021 -- The City of Houston and the Kingdom of Denmark have formed a partnership to address the realities of our changing climate. On Monday, May 3, 2021, Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomed Her Excellency Lone Dencker Wisborg, Ambassador of Denmark to the US, to Houston City Hall. ...
City of Houston Selected for U.S. Green Building Council 2021 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program
April 29, 2021 -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, have announced Houston as one of 15 cities and counties that will commence certification in a national cohort supported by the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program. ...
Houston Launches Citywide Solar Co-op to Celebrate First Anniversary of the Houston Climate Action Plan
April 21, 2021 -- On the one-year anniversary since the release of the Houston Climate Action Plan, Mayor Sylvester Turner and the nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) today announced the launch of ...
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.