April 21, 2024

Underground Thermal Energy Networks May Be About to Have Their Moment

These climate-friendly heating-and-cooling systems are drawing support from states, cities, utilities and developers Stephanie Farinelli and her husband never thought they would buy their first home in a subdivision. Then they found Whisper Valley, an enclave nearly 20 miles outside downtown...

March 29, 2021

Opinion: Got geothermal? Texas does and ought to tap the resource

It is easy to look back at the recent Texas cold snap and identify the fixes needed in the energy grid. The oil and gas industry will also play a role in addressing the financial impact from COVID-19. Thus, the question becomes: How can we diversify our Texas energy portfolio while providing...

May 1, 2020

Staying Connected While COVID-19 Continues to Impact Community

Like so many other parts of the country, Whisper Valley is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our residents as well as our community at large. Out of an abundance of caution for our visitors, residents and staff, the Whisper Valley Discovery Center will be temporarily closed...

March 4, 2020

What We Will Miss Most About SXSW 2020

For the first time in 34 years, SXSW will not music, tech and pop culture enthusiasts to Austin in 2020. While we are happy that precautions are being taken to keep Austin safe, we were really looking forward to excellent speakers and exhibits this year, especially in the area of sustainability....