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Valentine’s Day is Thursday, and what better way to swoon your sweetie than to have lunch at Avoca Coffee, stare deeply into said sweetie’s eyes, and say, “My darling, a January analysis by the state’s electric grid operator finds that wind and solar energy will be more competitive than natural gas over the next 20 years.”

Environment Texas, a citizen-based environmental group working to protect water and air through research, ideas, and advocacy, will share the results of a new report that ranks cities and utilities for their amount of installed solar energy.

“The report will look at the policies and incentives which are driving solar around the state and examine the benefits of increased solar investment, including helping meet the state’s electric needs and saving water and money,” according to an Environment Texas press release.

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The discussion on wind and solar energy will be held at noon Thursday at Avoca Coffee, 1311 W. Magnolia Ave.

It comes on the heels of a January report from the state’s electric grid operator Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) that said wind and solar energy could rival natural gas over the next 20 years.

Speakers from Environment Texas, Interfaith Power and Light, Principal Solar, and North Texas Renewable Energy will be at Avoca Coffee along with Aaron Harville, a local musician and concerned father with an asthmatic family.

The event is free and open to the public.

And what’s more romantic than saving the world?