Oct. 13 — Georgetown, a city of 67,000 about 30 miles north of Austin, is one of the first cities in the nation to get 100 percent of its power from solar or wind. Directly at the center of redline Texas, Georgetown isn’t the obvious fit for clean energy advocates, but Mayor Dale Ross says the U.S. is facing a “tipping point moment” in energy costs, and cities such as Georgetown are aiming to stay ahead of the curve.

— US News