Green Options for Greater Austin

If you live in or around Austin and want to buy green power, become more energy efficient, do rooftop solar, or charge your EV pollution free….

You need to attend our next Solar Happy Hour.

Solar Austin is pleased to welcome leaders from Austin Energy (which serves most of Austin) & Green Mountain Energy (which serves many “competitive market” areas surrounding Austin, across Texas and elsewhere in the U.S) to share what programs are currently available to their respective customers.

Hope you can join us next Wednesday at Malverde.

Talk: Green Options for Greater Austin
Time: May 25, 5:00 PM Mixer, 6:30 ­ 8:00 PM Panel Discussion
Location: Malverde (400 W. 2nd, across from City Hall)


Karl Rabago and Jason Sears
Karl Rabago and Jason Sears

Karl Rabago, Austin Energy, VP Distributed Energy Services


Jason Sears, Green Mountain Energy, Senior Manager of Product Management and Strategy

Moderator:  Mike Sloan, Virtus Energy



Karl R. Rábago, Austin Energy

Karl R. Rábago leads AE’s energy efficiency, green building, market research, key accounts, and advanced transportation groups and is AE’s executive sponsor to the Pecan Street Project. Karl has had a stellar career in electric policy, clean tech & sustainability including: Texas PUC Commissioner, Deputy Asst. Secretary at U.S. DOE, Managing Director at Rocky Mountain Institute, & a creator and chairman for the “Green-e” certification program. Karl’s academic & military resume includes: Aggie (BBA), Longhorn (JD), post-doc degrees in environmental & military law. Univ. of Houston & West Point Law Professor. Tank commander. JAG Corps. Airborne. Ranger…. yet also known to fashion accessorize with Gecko lapel pins & quote Dr. Seuss.

Jason Sears, Green Mountain Energy Company

Jason Sears is the Senior Manager of Product Management and Strategy at Green Mountain Energy Company, the nation’s leading retail electricity provider of cleaner, renewable energy and carbon offsets. Prior to joining Green Mountain, Jason managed product marketing and management for First American Spatial Services Company, an Austin-based GIS solutions start-up that serves the energy and finance industries. Jason also sits on the Mueller Residents Council for the Pecan Street Project.