Topic: Green power

Alumnus builds eclectic business off the grid

Sept. 29, 2011
Alumnus Andrew Bretch co-founded an eclectic business venture in Columbus off Highway 71.

Industrial Country Market, the business venture of Andrew Bretch, is a solar-power education center, an art gallery and a wacky playground.

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Researchers put state at forefront of renewable energy revolution

May 4, 2009

Green, Texas: Texans like to think of themselves as the best. Over the past decade, environmentalists have rated the state No. 1, but not in a good way: number one for per capita energy consumption, major environmental complaints and emission of air pollution and greenhouse gases. What if the state could add a new ranking: No. 1 in green energy. Sound far fetched? It's not, according to Michael Webber, an energy specialist at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering and Jackson School of Geosciences, where he is associate director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy.

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