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"austin energy" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:42 min | Last week

"austin energy" Discussed on KTRH

"News time 403 That was Channel two's Brittany Jeffers reporting by the way to energy companies being taken to court over the deadly winter weather that hit Texas earlier this year. ERCOT and Austin energy being sued over the February Winter storm, the daughter of Connie May. Ritchie says the woman died during the four day power outage, and the suit blames Austin Energy for failing to rotate outages. They're asking for a million dollars in damages. Robert E. Lee statue removed in Virginia After much resistance, long legal battles and standing for over 100 years, Cruz hoisted the Statue of Confederate Robert E. Lee off its pedestal Today in Richmond. People gathered at the foot of the monument and cheered as one of the nation's largest Confederate monument was removed. The statue will be cut into and sent to storage. I'm Kathy White News on demand at ktrh dot com. Our next update is going to be at 4 30 breaking information as it happens. I'm John Wesley Danny on Houston's news, weather and traffic station. NewsRadio 7 40 ktrh. Look above the business at 71 06. Maybe what's up? Y'all Jimmy Allen here and I can't wait to see you live. But I love you multi platinum selling country artist. Jimmy Allen could give you my best shot Saturday, November six might feel more silver Spring. I love you, but you're gonna make me more on tour in support of his latest album, Betty James Gold Edition Tickets available now at live nation dot com. Jimmy Allen live..

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

05:59 min | 7 months ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Twigs that that getting to the leaves, and they have to work their way out as they do that they find weather related damage that To be addressed, and that's what's happening right now. All right, So there you go. I know a lot of people listening Still, without power have been for more than a week in some cases and a little bit of frustration because we were told that you know, the folks that had you were out with the longest would be the focus of getting lights back on Todd. Let me just say this instead of the mayor, talking about twigs and leaves Relative to calls we've received in our first hour and a half this morning. At a minimum. Austin Energy and the city officials need to come out and say We absolutely know where everybody who's still out the 42,000. We know where you're out, and we're going to get to you. You got to give those people some hope. After a week. That's all they've got. So at a minimum, I'm not saying he could say when we're going to get you fixed, But you've got at least validate that. We know you're on the radar screen here. That's what these people the frustration I'm hearing is they think in Los Creek in the Arboretum area, those those people are thinking. I don't think they know about me. They forgot about us. Yeah, Yeah. No. You're just saying that a minimum just a least convey some sense of confidence that the city Has has got you on the radar screen and we're going to get to you because I think a lot of these people do you think? Oh, well, you know, 90% of my neighborhood around me is good to go. But there's still that little pocket. Remember done earlier this week talking about the outer parts of his neighborhood. We're in good shape, but still kind of in his vicinity. They still didn't have power. So I'm just saying there needs to be more communications along those lines. Seems to me. Absolutely. I mean, you got people out there that are stuck kind of on an island. And they're trying to send. It s so less and they're not sure if anybody's heard him yet. That's a little frustrating. I mean that you don't even know if you're being heard. Or if they even know that you're out there. Just looking at the Austin Energy Outage map today versus this time yesterday morning, it's it's dramatically improved. I'm no expert, but you could just see you know it's not nearly as populated as it was yesterday. But you got to let those people know we're on it. We're on top of it and salute we got you covered. Just salute, please. We're going to get to you. If you think about it, The communication has been the biggest problem and all that. I mean, obviously, the power outage and the great issues, But communication has led to even more frustrated. Just compound in an even more. You know all the way back to last Monday at 1 A.m. when we were told it be a rolling outage that like to be back on in 40 million minutes. You got that text? Yeah. 15 in the morning. Yeah, they communication has just been been horrible. Well, listen, water is the other big issue, And we're gonna hear from Ah, local expert Michael. He's with ABC home in commercial service is coming up in just a few minutes. Gonna give us some tips. What you can expect. How long you can expect of, you know it is for a plumber to even get to you. Who do you call that sort of thing? What do you do? In the meantime, if you can't get a plumber to your house, we're gonna get all of that straight ahead. Right here on the tide of Don show. I saw a post. Somebody said you're going to be able to get a covert vaccine quicker than you're going to get a plumber in this state. Well, yeah, yeah, absolutely. In some cases, that's for sure. Also it's It's pretty interesting. There's AH story this morning that the the state's power grid was seconds, maybe minutes away from a catastrophic failure that could have left Texans in the dark for months. Think of that, Todd months. Thank you. That's so the good news is it sounds like we averted total disaster. You got to say, though, are right from a planning standpoint from an operation standpoint from a management standpoint. But what failures happened to where we got that close? To a cataclysmic event. Oh, can you? I mean, you could only a man and and listen, you know, state officials, they often say we never imagined something like this happening. Well, now it's time to start imagining what we would do if the entire state was dark. Start imagining the worst and prepare, right. I mean, there years ago, there was all these shows on television that people were making fun of these preppers out there, you know, stockpiling food and water and things like that, right? Well, it turns out that that we shouldn't be making fun of them, but all they want Yeah, I got a box in a closet downstairs. That you know, I ordered quite some time ago. It's one of those things like you of in a nuclear disaster. Whatever you hope. You never have to see the inside of that box, right? Yeah. Let me tell you. I was starting to think about it. Yeah, absolutely. As I know, there's some snack bars or whatever is in there, right? I mean, I don't know everything, but but still that to your point. From a planning and preparation standpoint, we gotta double down at the state level and even at the individual level, right? I mean, this is a wake up call for everybody absolutely well with as millions of customers Throughout the state began to have power restored after days of massive blackouts, officials with ear cut, which operates the power grid and covers most of the state. Not all the state we've learned this week, Texas was dangerously close to a worst case scenario. Uncontrolled blackouts across the state that could have been Could've been really bad, really dangerous? Well, the quick decision they say that the grid operators made in the early morning hours Monday to begin what was intended to be a rolling blackout, but lasted days for millions. It occurred because operators were seeing warning signs that a massive amount of energy supply was dropping off the grid. You know, those power generating plant started freezing up in the new planet, South Texas, Some of the natural gas line started freezing. The windmills froze up well as natural gas fired plants, utility scale wind and coal plants tipped off line due to this extreme weather. The amount of power supply to the great being distributed across the state felt rapidly, they said. We were built Magnus. He's.

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

03:24 min | 7 months ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Of the conditions with the weather. And it's the biggest thing is still the lack of electricity for some 390,000 people across the Austin area, and the city really does not have an explanation as to when that might be corrected. And that's bad mark because you look at the forecast. It's not gonna get better. The high tomorrow is 36 Wednesday, 39, But we're not gonna We're not gonna get out of the thirties until Saturday and with overnight lows in the twenties. Until Saturday. Thistles the dire situation and I don't know how how you get out of it. If you're the city of Austin. I don't know, but it's not going to get warmer tomorrow. It's not gonna get warmer for several days. So it's something gotta be done, Mark. I don't know what it is, but something's gotta be done on this electricity. Austin Energy put out a tweet, indicating that they had intended to rotate the outages. But once they started doing that, they say that they have not been able to successfully move those outages around the city so that no one is left without power for more than 40 minutes. And that's just totally unacceptable to be in that situation. Now, this is a core. Function of the city government right on and you know full well that they really don't pay much attention to a lot of the core functions of police fire. And now today, the electric grid. This is that you're right. It's fundamental it is. This is this is something that's got to be up there. And priority 12 or three and sadly now when it's not, I was just in contact with my nephew who lives out Barton Hills. He's got no power since 2 30. He's got small boys. So it's affecting people all over this city. So they gotta get their act together quickly, And I know that we've got Get get your thermostat to 65 or 64. If you do have electricity turn off all the, uh, unplug stuff to save electricity. But man, something's something's gotta give and the next in the next 24 hour mark, it could be very, very dire situation. Some people. What about nursing homes? What about hospitals? I know hospitals have generators and enough nursing homes have generators, but my gosh Uh, well, yeah, you're right here. That's that's ah, really Key point and Austin Energy says that When it was deciding which areas would lose electricity. It wanted Tol look first at hospitals and keep them on. So the areas around hospitals Are gonna have electricity. That's that's their intention. And what they are saying is is in the other areas where they turned it off. They thought they would be able to rotate those around and now they're finding that they can't do the rotation Lee and you're right that that's that's terrible by them. T put us in this situation. It is And as I look outside in my house, the wind is blowing and it's going to be blowing snow around. So you gotta be mindful of that. And unless you have a vehicle that can handle.

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

02:42 min | 7 months ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Austin Energy tweeting a thread early this morning, explaining how the company says it is selecting areas for rotating power blackouts to help ease the strain on the state's power grid among this, you know, in the midst of this icy storm The power company said it regularly updates a list of critical loads like hospitals that our exit from the blackouts, while a rotating blackout is intended only last about 40 minutes, many in the Austin area reporting hours long power outages this morning 6789 hours in some cases. And according to Austin Energy because the company had cut power from all areas, not containing a critical load, the ability to rotate the outages has been impacted, so that's the explanation that they're giving us this morning. That haircut and Austin energy now during a typical rotating blackout event locations are determined by Austin Energy system at random, the company said, rotating out just can last longer. Depending on the demand coming from ear cut. And according to which website Austin Energy is requiring by required by ear cut to respond to these emergency events here, Kat reported, and on what they reported in all time record high demand for power at almost 70,000 megawatts last night. And s. Oh, there you go. That's about 4000 about 3200 megawatts higher than the previous record of 2018. Well, I'd like to have an idea how long they think this is gonna last, and I'm really concerned about. You know the elderly. That might be, uh, won't and you know, Kim and I will be fine. We've got warm clothes and we got a fire going and you know, we'll be okay. But there's there's others that I'm sure need to be checked on. Chad is in North Austin on the tide of Don show this morning. Hey, Chad. Hey, What's a, um, You know, it's irritating to me is I went on the website last night PC, and they said that these rolling blackouts would last about 10 minutes to 45 minutes. And then you would have power and then it might go off later. You know, nobody said ours. And ours was kind of frustrating. I would have a few days ago. I would have probably went out bought a generator or something. If I would have known it was gonna be this bad. And you know, these guys have been doing this a long time. They should have known what was gonna happen. So I feel like Just not. No information got to the public and I don't know who's to blame. But somebody is Well, we've been robbed, reporting the fact that the weather is going to turn bitter cold. I I see the meteorologist at the National Weather Service were originally I guess last Monday. We're talking about how.

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

02:45 min | 7 months ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Managers have eight hours to present arguments today upto eight more tomorrow. Lawyers representing former President Trump begin their case later this week. Lisa Thanks Jared the meantime, the former president could face legal trouble in Georgia, where a D A has launched a criminal probe into attempts to influence the election outcome, which is thought You included infamous phone call about finding fraudulent votes boxes. Evan Brown has this live at least of the prosecutor in Atlanta is now officially investigating whether then President Donald Trump violated state law in early January when, during a phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Rapids Burger, he asked the secretary about finding enough votes needed to win in the state. In a recount. She was alleged. The former president was pressuring Rapids burger into manipulating results. Something Mr Trump vehemently denies charges, however, have yet to be filed. Lisa thank seven and a letter from the D A. To the Georgia secretary of State does not mention Trump specifically. As a target of that investigation at the White House spokeswoman just confirming that President Biden will make remarks next hour about the recent military coup in Burma. This amid reports the U. S. Is set to announce sanctions on Burma. America is listening to Fox News. News Radio K O B. J on Patrick Osborne. This news is brought you by Northwest fence and iron voters will decide on Proposition Ancient Mai, which changes Austin's campaign finance system for local elections, Ashley Gloucester with the city of Austin says Under this change, the city clerk would send $25 vouchers to every qualified voter who then donate that to a candidate of their choice elements of the 300,000 for mayoral race or run off. 75,000 for council race to run off. This proposal does have a lot of critics, many of whom say they don't want their tax money to be given to others who would then donate it to a candidate that they don't support. Beginning February, 16th qualified businesses can begin applying for relief grants of up to $20,000 and in some cases up to $140,000. This is part of Austin's legacy. Business relief grant, meaning some of the criteria does include being an operation for the last 20 years, at least and actually meeting the city's definition of legacy business. Austin Energy will bring a proposal to the City Council next week to fund more utility relief, Deputy general manager Cary Overton says. Since the pandemic began, roughly 15,000 households have gotten relief, but much more is needed. We had an initial Influx of $10 million. That council proved that was added in April. 2022 the plus one funding utility will request an additional $10 million for relief if you've fallen behind in payments, Overton says. It's vital that you contact the city because disconnections.

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

03:46 min | 7 months ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"You mentioned something else that the City Council is kicking around as well. And that's adding another district. Another council person, the 11 1 plan. Where would this be? And why Well, it's because it's the strong mayor passes you would need. He even wouldn't be normal voting member of the council so you would have an even number of council members, then In in in the 10 10 1 system, so, adding an extra member would allow them to have and I have an odd number. But the funny thing is, is that they decided to do that as a separate ballot measure. So it is possible that the strong mayor does not pass and the extra Council member does pass. And then we're gonna have a council of 12. People would just be chaos. Hilarious. Attention. You know, 66 boats, their possible and I want to mention one more thing is this Proposal includes something called Democracy dollar right in under the radar, which is where they tell you. They take tax dollars $25 vouchers. They take tax dollars from all of the citizens, and then they give this $25 voucher to some citizens that they could donate to their politician of choice. Yes, The idea is that there's too much money in politics and basically that the poor people don't have can't don't have the ability to contribute to the candidates of their choice, and therefore we should take tax dollars, and it's It's not. It is tax dollars coming out of your Austin Energy Bill right away, So you're going to pay your often energy bill and then Austin Energy is going to turn around and funnel that horrible idea. What a mess. What a disaster. Really mad money literally. We were up against the clock here. There's been a lot of debates about getting kids back in schools. You know, the CDC says it's safe. The Joe Biden administration is trying to push back and maybe go toe one day a week. In some district. Some districts have been back for months and weeks. Others they're kind of doing a combination of things. Where should our kids be? And school and cool hand down the your school board. Elections are going to also happen in May. So I have a great friend running for school board on the end, Iasi, you guys pay attention. Think about running pay attention to those races. We've got to get kids back in school. And speaking of I'm gonna explain to Juliet preschool teacher that said that I'm late to school because of you could use because they may not make it hot and don belly button. Well, it's a story that has to be Oh, well, that's all. It's gonna be covered. It's extreme covered. Thanks for making room. Elena. Tell folks how to find you. You can find me on all kinds of social media at Ellen Trucks Clear or on my website Ellen. Trucks there dot com. Thank you. I appreciate your call. Stay with us. We got the top stories coming up at the top of the hour. Of course, you could always jump in and 51283605 Niner your belly button. The girl back according to one texture is that right now that you got the vaccine, that belly button should grow back, Todd and don show I want to tell you about my friend Brad. He's the owner and operator of Zero rez here in town. And yes, they got a service. Clean all of your surfaces. But I want to tell you about their carpet cleaning business. They are the true home health experts. And if this is the way that the carpet manufacturers actually suggest you clean your carpets, it's what the powerful truck mounted system. It's going to suck the dirt, the dust, the pet hair and all of the contaminants that are trapped deep inside your carpet fibers, and Brad tells me this will improve your indoor air quality. It'll help those who suffer from allergies and asthma, of course, but no toxic chemicals would be brought into your home and zero brands. They have a service for all of your services, carpet.

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Austins population is booming. Its energy consumption is not.

Climate Connections

01:14 min | 1 year ago

Austins population is booming. Its energy consumption is not.

"When a city grows, the demand for energy usually goes up justice fast but not in Austin Texas though we're having significant increases in population, our consumption is relatively flat. That's Manual Garza of Austin Energy the city utility. He says, Mandatory Energy on help keep Austin's energy use down these inspections review a building's energy use and identify ways to reduce it. For, example auditors examined windows, insulation and heating and cooling systems. In Austin Commercial Properties must have these audits annually and apartment buildings every ten years in single family homes if your house over ten years old and audit is required at the time of sale and that's intended to give disclosure to the buyer. So if they're buying a home made, it only has a four inches of installation is that something they want to do prior to moving in? If people decide to improve efficiency Austin energy offers programs to help. For example, it provides free weatherization improvements to low and moderate income customers. So. With information and resources people can make their homes more efficient and help keep Austin's carbon pollution in check.

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Engel, KFC and thank you very much more than 500,000 homes and businesses without power. That, according to the latest count from Texas and Louisiana officials, it hit near Cameron, Louisiana, Tiny town Ah, and then just wreaked havoc across Lake Charles in the early morning hours today, and like Charles, obviously big tourist spot, a lot of gambling. They're like casinos. Things like that, like entertainment and show and they took a really, really hard hit a few years ago is well from I can't remember which hurricane it, Wass. It's hard to keep up. But they you know, it hasn't been all that long since they have rebuilt. Harvey wasn't Harvey that, I think so. That's the big one. Yeah, this one hit out right at the mouth of the Mississippi River. And so we'll update you at the top of the hour. The day's top stories straight ahead, Right here on news Ready, Okay. LBJ, Thailand don show. How do you like the idea of never writing a check or paying Austin Energy again? Ah, monthly Bill. How about that? Would you like to do that? Well, the way to do that is to reach out with our friends at son Lux. They could design a custom solar system that will fit your home and you're gonna love it. It's going to change the way you live. It's going to put more money in your bank account. And it's gonna make your home a little bit more energy efficient all at the same time, they could design a custom designed system just for you. I didn't realize how affordable solar is until we met with the great pokes of son Lux. And so I was always a bit skeptical. Really? I mean, is it going to take forever to start making your money back?.

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"In a new study from wallet hub also city leaders staffers about a thousand volunteers are taking part in the city's annual point in time count of the local homeless population the gale BJ radar weather watch look for a low in the low to mid fifties overnight with a chance of showers I'm Robert would get news on demand news radio okay OB J. dot com emerging with green heating and cooling as a participating contractor with Austin energy go green in Austin energy have teamed up with a great rebate program this winter go green tea in cooling will buy back that old cranky home comfort system to put cash in your pocket up to forty two hundred check chain baby new AC and heating your route savings and a big old chunk of cash and I almost forgot great financing options to like low APR for up to ten years call us go green Austin dot com mother nature approved for T. L. C. B. two nine six four when he Hey it's a new year the perfect opportunity to take your business to the next level by hiring the right people but finding qualified candidates can be challenging ziprecruiter makes that easy zipper Carter center job posting the over one hundred of the web's leading job boards but they don't stop there with a powerful matching technology zip recruiter scans thousands of resumes to find people with the right experience and invite them to apply to your job as applications come in ziprecruiter analyzes everyone up and spotlights the top candidate so that you never miss a great match ziprecruiter is so effective that four out of five employers who Poston's it recruiter get a quality candidate through the site within the first day and right now you can try ziprecruiter for free at this web address ziprecruiter dot com slash rush that's.

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"The two collisions you get in your way traffic flow this morning looking you're pretty good though no major delays on any of the major expressways and now you're KO BJ radar weather watch mostly cloudy and breezy today with hype to sixty two from the weather center I am meteorologist has a gong Li this that comping Austin's news the heavy rains overnight brought with it some flooding issues and high water rescues across Austin many of them in south Austin so far no injuries have been reported to one involved a homeless encampment along north bluff were a forty year old man was swept into the water but was rescued by Austin police and then fled the scene the others later if the in camera were evacuated some areas in south Austin saw over six inches of rain overnight with severe weather overnight power outages and downed power lines or concern Austin energy's Jennifer Herber says there are three ways to report power outages one is to text the word outage two two eight seven eight four six way is you can visit our outage map and this is probably the best way because you can also see all the outages in one place and it's outage map dot Austin energy dot com third way is to call at five one two three two two ninety one hundred so far there aren't any major power outages this morning in Austin city staffers and boards are looking at adding parking meters in some city parks that IT is not sitting well with some on the city's.

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Faced with that much fire that we had from this building the radiant heat a lot of the tactics ride the start word to evacuate the building so we had crews they were initially assigned to do nothing but make sure we were getting people out again there's one apartment building in the back that was already heavily involved as well when we arrived. so there's a small area that was untenable when we arrived there were not we're hoping that the residents got out but again we gotta go back into primary and secondary searches on those areas when they're safe to get into but everything again all the initial tactics in the back as crews arrived to get back there. where to search and evacuate those apartments so there was a massive evacuation efforts. you know just minutes after we got here. our right now. Austin energy is working diligently last report I got there's about fifteen hundred customers that are without power again all the power lines up and down banister were burning when we arrived they've isolated the immediate area right here. and they're working we're working closely with them to get them in and start doing repairs but then again they said there's about fifteen hundred customers are without power but they've got it all isolated around is in their turn everything else back on. again just to address the other issue. where were aware of those problems we respond to those problems and everyday ourselves however in this case it appears the fence was locked upon our arrival we have no reason to believe that at this point there's almost population had anything to do with this particular fire. I'm sure we'll be here all day today and probably till tomorrow that there's a there's a lot of work to be done there you go that's their Smith command if they're Smith with a fifty he got interrupted by a resident said yeah we've been complain about the homeless in this area for quite a while it's right near that were that.

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Topping. Legislatures. Limited role in the state Medicaid program to use that healthcare determinator pregnancy. Joe who heads the Texas alliance for life bite back on the notion that the state doesn't take care of low income women more than two hundred twenty thousand births are paid for by the state Medicaid program. Half of all children in Texas are on health insurance funded by the state of Texas, Texas is not used taxpayer dollars to fund abortion since the nineteen seventies. The city of Austin warning of an unauthorized website to pay your utility bills customer alerted Austin energy about the website after a typo in the web address led him to it because tumor typed IT's instead of utilities and trying to get to the utilities dot com. Website, the unauthorized sign offered to pay all of the customer's bills. But the city says doesn't have permission to do that. The city says you can only pay your bills on a legitimate city website, or by mail, or in person, the city of Lakeway still trying to find the best solution to cutting down on the number of speeders on Lakeway drive police chief Todd Ranford says he's really not in favor of most of the traditional traffic calming devices. A big proponent of adding a whole bunch more sign age as there's not any real research out. There is going to support that secondarily speed bumps in my opinion, would just create more of hazard right for says he does like the idea of using digital speed limit signs with flashing white driver's attention to those signs have already been ordered. And now the KLBJ radar weather. Watch our round tonight, low forty three tomorrow, partly sunny is sixty seven and sunny and pleasant on Monday, the high near seventy from the weather center, I'm meteorologist John Feerick..

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

02:28 min | 2 years ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"You are listening to the very best of Todd and dawn, and we're going to be live at five thirty. So you stay tuned. You're listening to the best of Todd and Don on NewsRadio KLBJ. Let me ask you a question. Yeah. Please. Would you buy electric car or truck if it made my pulse? Thump? Yes. What does that mean? If I if I if I had an emotional reaction to it. And that's what it's all about. You look at a car, and you have an emotional reaction for whatever reason might be in for environmental reasons might because like the look of the car, whatever it might be if I had an emotional reaction to it. Yeah. Maybe maybe right now. No, not in the market for one. Absolutely. Wouldn't even. So if it looks cool, you might buy. Yeah. For instance, by tesla, I could see I could see that. And why and that's why you buy a car because it looks cool. Sure. And this land who drives an SUV Buick that that's an which I find that looks very cool. The the the Buick still gets when my opinions about me. Do you still have the cataract glasses on the dashboard works, really? Well. Yeah. You don't knock it. But if it looks cool if it looks like a muscle car for looks like something cool that would make you look cool in that. You would go all electric, and it's not about me looking cool. It's about feeling good in the car. I don't care what I kind of do, I guess, but but it so I I think the answer is maybe yes. Kind of on the car. Do I want can I see myself in electric car? Not right now last week the city of Austin was wanted a covenant two point five million dollar grant. From the foundation funded by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg to pursue a number of environmental initiatives focused on energy efficiency and green transportation. And while the transportation part was using part of that grant money to zero in on getting people out of their cars. Austin energy is leading an effort to get a vast majority of Austin who do drive to pick any electric vehicle now during Monday's electric, utility commission, meeting Austin, energy, staff and members of the commission talked about some of the challenges of getting you to buy in electric vehicle. What are the biggest problems the biggest hurdles one of the biggest things getting in the way is your car dealership? Apparently. Now, here's a quotes from Commissioner. Michael osborne. He's also with the Texas electric transportation resource alliance. That's an advocacy group says quote, salesman, don't like to sell these things because they. Don't make any money. And the dealer doesn't either..

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

02:15 min | 2 years ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Well, speaking of vehicles, if you're on northbound thirty-five coming up on woodland, you know that you're moving slow your vehicle's moving slow because there is a wreck near woodland. They're backing up things. Well, past Ben white now, then you have the usual delays kicking in on northbound thirty-five beginning at sixteen twenty six so you're basically solid all the way up to woodland at this point. Elsewhere around town, the big story is very heavy fog and low visibility visibility. So if you're heading out right now for the office or wherever give yourself some extra time, you're going to need it this morning. Don prior with Austin's on time traffic today, we're starting with areas of dense fog Italy, be rather cloudy and turn breezy and warm, otherwise today, high seventy two a shower or thunderstorm for some places later this afternoon and tonight mainly east of Austin, otherwise cloudy and breezy with a low of forty five tonight from the weather center. I'm Heather zehr. Yes. So the city of Austin Austin energy, they're on a mission to get you out of your gas, guzzling vehicle and into an electric vehicle electric. We're trying to save the planet. They say you care about mother nature you care about this planet, clean water clean air. Then you should go electric. But the problem is according to city officials is all the dealerships. They don't encourage theirselves. People even talk about electric vehicles. Now, there's a new effort to supplement existing initiatives that Austin energy is put in place to facilitate EV adoption utilities already has more than six hundred fifty charging stations around its service area and drivers get unlimited access for only four dollars and seventeen cents a month. You know, that they're putting these charging stations everywhere saw big old Bank of them at the round rock outlet mall. Yes. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. On the frontage road there. They are more common. But still is far as me if first of all I the dealers, that's a very interesting story at the role that they might play in this. That's interesting. That's an interesting aspect. But I don't think that's the big picture. The big reason, I think the big reason is people need. If they want to sell these things people have to be able to picture themselves driving one they have to think of themselves in one gets excited about the fact that that might happen now while many e owners plug their cars.

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Talk of new gun legislation at the state capital city of Austin is not backing down is going to continue to push that they they don't want guns inside city hall district. Judge says, well, you've gotta follow state law guns can be allowed in city hall, not necessarily in the city council. Meeting but in city hall, they should be allowed is what the judge says. So couple of gun stories on the table. And the city of Austin is putting a freeze on some of those new dacas scooters and bikes in regards to the number of permits that allow out there because you know, some people are being heard we may have too many on the streets. There's no doubt that a lot of people are using them. There's no doubt rules and regulations are very unclear very confusing and a lot of them just things that need to be established. Didn't just have not been done. It's it's not confusing. There are no ROY. Yeah. I mean, a lot of them just don't exist. And nobody knows the city has been working on for the past few months. And so they decided to put a freeze on permits for more scooters, and until they get to the bottom of what kind of rules, they won't place. So we'll throw that the table. What rules would you like to see in place when it comes to regulating these electric and dacas by Bichler's scooters five one two eight three six zero five nine question. You can call us for Texas now. Monday during a meeting the city of Austin, what was actually last week the city of Austin was awarded two and a half million dollars. From the Michael Bloomberg foundation. Now, this is going to be towards, you know, energy efficiency, pursuing a green agenda kind of stuff and during Monday's meeting with the electric utility commission Austin energy, staff and members of the commission discussed the challenge of getting drivers to go electric. They're on a mission to get you to buy an electric car their luck. Now, one of the biggest problems, they say is the car dealerships themselves. They're blame. Here's a quote from Commissioner, Michael Osborne. He says salesman don't like to sell these things because they don't make any money. And the dealer doesn't make any money either. He's also the chair of the Texas electric transportation resource. Alliance and advocacy group says the problem is that electric vehicles don't require nearly as much maintenance and rarely need any major repairs and since dealership mix make much of their money up servicing vehicles that they've sold. They're not motive. Wanted to sell electric cars interesting. Well, yeah, I guess that would make sense as far as maintenance as far as reliability, I guess, they're basically.

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"China. This is Fox News. Newsradio KLBJ. I'm John Cooley. Wrapping Austin's news, local control. I city council will take center stage when the new legislative session gals in mandatory paid sick leave short term rentals and property tax revenue cap all issues that have the city of Austin worried ahead of the new session beginning next week intergovernmental relations officer brief Ranko says there's also a lot of worry over what's known as super preemption that's using statutory authority to be very broad to say even things like that a city can't do anything that affects the business interests. The city also expects a tough fight this year over other issues like deregulating Austin energy, stripping the fair chance. Hiring ordinance from the books and once again, transgender bathroom, use metric Osborne. Newsradio KLBJ Austin's residential construction. Industry is still hurting for labor. The home builder's association of greater Austin's board member Ross Britain says the industry is taking this problem. Head on by addressing people's mindsets. We need to take it upon ourselves to do more. To heighten awareness of how great the occasional trades industries are for careers Britain says the industry dropped the ball twenty years ago by not reaching out to schools and believes it's going to take just as long to truly fix the problem. Hell city auditor says an Austin energy employee was using his car for personal reasons that go well beyond the scope of his job. Jodi would has been accused of using city owned cars to take hunting trips on city property while he was on the clock out. It says he did this at least twenty one times and wrecked up about fifty bucks and tolls would denies the allegations. Now from look Austin's on time traffic, an eighteen Wheeler hauling a mobile home has gotten to wedged under the I thirty five Bridget Cesar Chavez this morning that's causing some extra delays in that area. Math your Tailby J radar weather. Watch house continue for this afternoon with a high of fifty three, but it turns out mainly clear later tonight as we dropped down to a.

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

02:40 min | 2 years ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Of resources whether it's time or vehicles or anything else is used explicitly foresee purposes that benefit the city and don't benefit any employee individually. There you go so Austin energy employees busted by the city's audit department kind of highlights the need for a full city audit. Gye we may find under scammers working on your dime. Come on. You gotta think that many city employees that'll be out there. I assume on their own in many cases, driving city vehicles working on their own some of them. I would think. Maybe aren't making the best use of their top. Maybe they are. I I'm not I'm not saying that I have a bad feeling about it. But a guy driving a city vehicle home. Yeah. Then there's that you shouldn't be doing that. In fact, they towed his vehicle from his home on time when it was discovered that he had driven at home. What did you drive around with a deer blind as well? Some kind of a portable dare blind fold up and you can carry around like that. Sure. So I can pop up tent. I guess so I guess so. I would not blame this guy. If if it was the occasional. You know, picking up his laundry while he was making a run to what was going. That's the problem right there. What do you mean occasionally? It's okay. Yeah. What do you draw the line? Well, yes, I think if it becomes habitual as it was with him when he's picking up his dry cleaning every day. Would you have a problem with that? Maybe maybe. Is that where you draw the line on using a company vehicle for personal use? Right, right. I think I think I would draw the line if it's clearly in this case it's taking away from his work. He's hunting while he should be actually working. So that obviously that's a problem. But if it's the occasional, you know, life thing that happens out there. I'm not I'm not going to worry about that. But yes, it's justification it shows. He's got a medical condition. He's got he's got buck fever why he couldn't control himself, right? Right. Industrial excuse mad. My mouth was dry. It is it is a clear sign that that audit that citywide audit should have passed. It's a clear sign that they fooled us. It's a clear sign that has justification for it. And there was no jets vacation for anybody to vote that thing down. So it needs to be done. So Austin's homeless advocates. They're planning to step up their fights the group, Richard trucks. Will he's the president of the group called house the homeless their mission to take care of homeless. Folks, he says homeless from a natural disaster for some reason get precedence over others who are chronically homeless. He says that's a problem..

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"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"austin energy" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"In the meantime, an investigation by the city of Austin's on an office has found that Austin, energy employees likely hunted while on the clock. Drove on toll roads while in his work car off the clock. Then even lied on a time sheet as well. This story here from CBS Austin Austin's office of the city auditor says Austin, energy employees Jodi would misused city resources costing the taxpayers money in March to city workers saw woods vehicle near deer hunting blind at Walter e lake after talking with what those workers returned where they found him an hour and a half later to find would his vehicle and the deer blind gone would report it he worked ten hours that day. And once we had a chance to check out his city vehicle. We found other hunting paraphernalia in it and together, it added up to show to convince us that he was using his city vehicle and city time for Nazi purposes. Most likely around attracting two year for the hopes of successful high that day, he said he worked ten hours all the clock. Yeah. Pretty interesting. But caught by a couple of good Samaritans a couple of tax payers caught this guy. Yeah. Exactly. I it. It didn't look right. And he's doing this city parks. Kind of reminds me the story. Remember, the water department employees? Maybe it was an inspection department. Remember was but they were several company vehicles city owned vehicles hung out a dark ball, right? All day long. Having some kind of meeting Dr ball out day after day after day. All they were eating enchiladas. What they don't blame her from doing that. I mean dart brawl bowl enchiladas are famous, but you can't do it on the clock. Now, you cannot you cannot I don't know Patrick when you interviewed here. Ask Kenna hunt hunt. I did too. I was turned down. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Todd turned me down. But that's okay. Well, I still got my into Ladas. There you go. Second..

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Police reach woman who climbed onto Statue of Liberty pedestal

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00:45 sec | 3 years ago

Police reach woman who climbed onto Statue of Liberty pedestal

"Newsradio klbj i'm eric welcome visitors to liberty island were evacuated after a protester decided to scale the base of the statue of liberty this man says he saw the woman climb the statue he was wearing black tights like leotards and a black shirt nothing that indicated that she was a protester i couldn't see any logos on a t shirt or any kind of a flag it just looked like a crazy person climbing up the side of the pedestal police took her into custody over two and a half inches of rainfall was reported in some parts of us in this july fourth the rains prompted a temporary halt evacuation of the willie nelson july fourth picnic it's the circuit of the americas thousands of austin energy customers in north west boston were without power up.

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