Solar Austin Happy Hour: Michael Osborne on Electric Transportation

The recent dire report on climate change from the IPCC, which affirmed we only have until 2030 to solve the climate crisis, is a powerful reminder of how urgently we need to transform our society to no longer use fossil fuels. Improving transportation and reducing emissions from this sector have remained largely intractable in Austin—something of great concern since transportation produces a third of our city’s emissions.

The City of Austin has expanded its fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) in recent years, and Austin Energy recently received a grant to install more EV charging stations around the city. However, we still have a long way to go to transition our transportation sector away from fossil fuels.

We are excited to welcome Michael Osborne, former special assistant to the General Manager at Austin Energy and co-founder of Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA), to discuss how transportation transformation is the next building block in the fight for our climate and a zero-carbon world. Michael will also introduce the Texas Electric Transportation Resources Alliance (TxETRA), which he co-founded, and talk about what the organization has accomplished so far.

When: Tuesday, October 23rd, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd
RSVP now to join this interesting conversation.

We hope you will join us for this conversation with a standout clean energy industry thought-leader about what the trail-blazers in electric vehicle policy are doing.