Michael J Osborne

Michael J Osborne is the former Special Assistant to the General Manager for Energy Development at Austin Energy. Currently, he is serving as Chairman of the City Council appointed Generation Task Force. He is an author, inventor and policy maker. He has served on the steering committees of the State of Texas Energy Policy Partnership and the Sustainable Energy Development Council under Governor Ann Richards, and the Texas Energy Coordination Council appointed by then Governor George Bush. He has been a renewable energy and climate change activist since the mid 1970’s when he designed and built his first passive solar home. In 1981, he installed the first wind farm in Texas. In 1983, his company, Osborne Solar, became the Solarex distributor for Texas. Throughout the 90’s his company documented and leased the wind resource for the West Texas windfields. He is on of three founding members of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association. His book, Lighthand, is a philosophical look at the human potential in light of the challenge of climate change. His book, Silver in the Mine, is a long term comprehensive energy plan for the City of Austin, Texas. His third is an allegory called Day of the Heart. His most recent work is Beyond Light and Dark. All of his works are available in bookstores and at Amazon.com His blog can be found at Earthfamilyalpha. http://www.amazon.com/Michael-J.-Osborne/e/B001K8ZWBI https://sites.google.com/site/michaeljosborne/bio