When: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, program starts at 6:30pm
Michael is an author, inventor, and policy maker. He has served on the steering committees of the State of Texas Energy Policy Partnership and the Sustainable Energy Development Council under Governor Ann Richards, and on the Texas Energy Coordination Council appointed by then Governor George Bush.
He has been a renewable energy and climate change activist since the mid 1970s when he designed and built his first passive solar home. In 1981, heinstalled the first wind farm in Texas. In 1983, his company, Osborne Solar, became the Solarex distributor for Texas. Throughout the 90s, his company documented and leased the wind resource for the West Texas windfields. He is one of three founding members of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association.
His book, Lightland, is a philosophical look at the human potential in light of the challenge of climate change. His book, Silver in the Mine, is a long term comprehensive energy plan for the City of Austin, Texas. His third is an allegory called Day of the Heart. His most recent work is Beyond Light and Dark. All of his works are available in bookstores and at Amazon.com. His blog can be found at earthfamilyalpha.
Please join us to welcome Michael Osborne to the Solar Austin Happy Hour stage!
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