Texas Offshore Wind Energy Framework 2023
Amy Reed
Date Released
October 2023
Texas Offshore Wind Energy Framework 2023 Report Cover

This report is intended to support participation by Texas stakeholders in offshore wind energy decision-making by providing an overview of the most relevant state laws, regulations, and intergovernmental authorities affecting wind energy development offshore of Texas. Texas has not enacted state laws or regulations specifically governing siting of wind energy facilities in its own jurisdiction, but other state policies will influence where and how offshore wind energy and related facilities are constructed and operated in and offshore of the state. 

Climate Resilience and Hazard Mitigation

The goal of ELI's Resilience Program is to support communities and the ecosystems they rely on to survive and thrive in the face of climate change impacts. ELI believes in the ability of well-crafted legal, policy, institutional, and planning tools and meaningful community engagement to engender sustainable change that addresses historic inequities. Our work identifies and builds valuable partnerships and community capacity, prioritizes solutions based on best available science and traditional knowledge, and provides actionable recommendations to overcome challenges.

Environmental Justice and Renewable Energy and Storage
Jim McElfish, Elissa Torres-Soto, Elly Beckerman
Date Released
December 2022
environmental justice, renewable energy, siting

This white paper aims to be a practical resource for utility companies to identify environmental justice implications in the development of renewable energy and battery storage facilities, and to consider both challenges and opportunities in addressing these concerns. While it is not an exhaustive compilation of all the ways in which environmental, health, economic, or social burdens might affect communities, it suggests approaches that can be implemented to identify relevant communities and engage with actual community concerns.

Food Waste Co-Digestion at Water Resource Recovery Facilities: Business Case Analysis
Carol Adaire Jones, Craig Coker, Ken Kirk, and Lovinia Reynolds
Date Released
December 2019
Food Waste Co-Digestion at Water Resource Recovery Facilities: Business Case Ana

Co-digestion of food wastes with wastewater solids at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) can provide financial benefits to WRRFs as well as a broad range of environmental and community benefits. Co-digestion is a core element of the wastewater sector’s “Utility of the Future” initiative, which envisions a new business approach for pioneering WRRFs to create valuable energy and nutrient products via the recovery and reuse of residuals from the wastewater treatment process.

Building Climate Resilience

ELI's work on Climate Resiliency spans scales and methodologies. We have worked in communities, and ecosystems and with governments to help ensure resiliency in facing the impending challenges of climate change. Click on the images below to learn more about our work in floodplains, sea level rise adaptation, community involvment and wetland restoration.