CPS Energy’s massive power plants make it the ‘elephant in the room’ when it comes to climate planning. But climate committee members are resisting putting the utility at the center of discussion.
Tag: climate action and adaptation plan
TAKE ACTION: Fill Out the S.A. Climate Ready Survey
San Antonio Office of Sustainability and Texas Creative ad agency have partnered with local grassroots groups serving target communities in the effort to gather critical data that will inform the City of San Antonio’s efforts.
TAKE ACTION: Attend First SA Climate Ready Committees Meeting
After a two-year odyssey creating San Antonio’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan—political delays in adoption, followed by a year of silence—the SA Climate Ready’s new committees are finally assembling and seeking community input. On Tuesday night, two committees charged with guiding City climate policies in the years ahead will meet […]
Why SA Council Members Voted for Climate Action
While the vote was near-unanimous (9-1), San Antonio’s City Council members staked out unique positions in justifying their votes. Greg Harman When San Antonio City Council members voted to adopt the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) on October 17 they did so for many different reasons. Some spoke about […]
Coal Power Means High Bills, Public Health Crisis
EDITOR’S NOTE: San Antonio’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (PDF) hardly mentions coal power. In spite of JK Spruce being the largest emitter of climate pollution in San Antonio, it’s name doesn’t come up. And coal is only mentioned 10 times. How is that possible? It’s because when the largest […]
10-1: San Antonio Council embraces climate action
CPS Energy’s coal plant, implementation agenda, remain challenges to success Greg Harman Last week, the San Antonio City Council voted 10-1 in favor of a climate plan intended to drive the City’s climate pollution to zero by 2050 and better prepare residents for the extreme weather accelerated by global warming. […]
Factchecking the Texas Public Policy Foundation
Greg Harman In recent months, an Austin-based think tank, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, has been holding regular (lightly attended) meetings to disparage and attempt to undermine the City’s draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). Though SA Councilman Clayton Perry, who has privately accused fellow council members of being […]
Take Action: Attend San Antonio Climate Action Vote
City Council will vote on San Antonio’s draft climate action plan this Thursday, Oct. 17.