Meter Reading: Austin Could Quit Coal, Rains Bring Drought Relief, and More
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The Fayette Power Project is Austin's only remaining coal power plant.
Report recommends Austin sell its stake in coal-fired power plant – “Austin Energy unveiled a much-anticipated report on Monday that concluded it could replace its share of the coal-fired Fayette power plant with a natural gas facility at reasonable cost to the city.” — Austin American-Statesman
Rain Could Boost Mosquito Population – “The weekend rain may have killed off some adult mosquitoes. But now it means a potential boom for mosquito breeding as standing water collects.” – KUT News
Rains could halt drought restrictions – “The Edwards Aquifer jumped 10 feet over the past four days, its steepest rise all year, thanks to persistent rains that fell from Uvalde to Comal counties over the weekend.” — San Antonio Express-News