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Mukul Sharma, a 36-year faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin, co-founded a new geothermal energy startup. (Geothermix)

Fracking: energy miracle or environmental menace?

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With high temperatures looming over Austin for the next week, The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which controls about 90% of the state's electricity flow, is asking residents to conserve energy usage through Friday, June 18.

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(Austin Community College)

Austin Community College now uses 100% renewable energy at two of its 11 campuses, including ACC Elgin, shown here.

Austin Community College is now the first community college district in Texas to use 100% clean, renewable energy at two of its campuses, in Round Rock and Elgin.

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