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

GSI Awards

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Awards

The City of Houston's Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Awards & Recognition program seeks to recognize effective and exemplary green building projects in Houston and encourages development projects to adopt resilient components. Learn more and APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 30TH DEADLINE! ...

City of Houston Youth Climate Ambassadors

City of Houston Youth Climate Ambassadors

The Youth Climate Ambassadors will collaborate with community organizations to engage communities on the Climate Action Plan (CAP). ...

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

The City of Houston’s Office of Sustainability hosts a week-long event about the Houston Climate Action Plan and several important topics surrounding the city’s resilience and mitigation efforts, climate, energy transition, electric vehicles, and so much more! ...

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

September 9
Advocates charged over Houston plan to add 100 electric vehicles in shift to gasoline-free fleet

August 25
Mayor Sylvester Turner Appointed to EPA Local Government Advisory Committee

August 25
Mayor Turner Provides Update On Four-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey

August 5
EPA Announces Houston Once Again Tops List of Green Energy Users

August 5
Mayor Turner Issues Statement Supporting President Biden's Plan for Clean Energy

August 5
President Biden Announces Steps to Drive American Leadership Forward on Clean Cars and Trucks

July 16
Mayor Turner Announces Incentives for Green Development Launch

July 16
Mayor Turner Invites Proposals for National Creative Placemaking Grant

July 14
City of Houston's Youth Climate Ambassadors Begin Partnership with EcoRise

June 30
Mayor Turner Announces Appointment of Interim Chief Resilience Officer

June 25
Houston Awarded EPA Grant Program Will Focus on Creative Public Health Campaign

June 17
EPA Recognizes Houston's Continued Leadership in Energy Innovation

May 12
City of Houston Begins to Electrify Fleet Through a Partnership with Greenlots

May 7
City of Houston Signs Agreements with Kingdom of Denmark Focused on Furthering Efforts Related to Water, Climate Change, and Resilience

April 29
City of Houston Selected for U.S. Green Building Council 2021 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program

April 21
Houston Launches Citywide Solar Co-op to Celebrate First Anniversary of the Houston Climate Action Plan

April 20
Mayor Turner's Statement on ExxonMobil's Carbon Capture and Storage Project

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

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