Tag: coal power

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Ding, Dong, Deely’s Dead

Cracking open the champagne at Calaveras Lake in San Antonio, Texas, to celebrate: One more lung-clogging, brain-poisoning, planet-heating coal plant is dead. … And Happy New Year! Via NEWS4SA: SAN ANTONIO – With about a dozen environmentally conscious friends, Councilwoman Ana Sandoval was part of an impromptu champagne party Monday […]

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Is ‘Dirty’ Deely Coal Plant Closure Suddenly Fungible?

‘I think we need to have a discussion,’ CPS Energy CEO told the the utility’s Board of Trustees on Monday regarding previous longstanding promises to close the polluting plant this year. Greg Harman Slated for closure by end of the year, CPS Energy’s “Dirty” Deely coal plant’s future (and the […]

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No Such Thing As a Climate Plan With A Coal Plant

With ‘Dirty’ Deely’s retirement nearing, San Antonio’s CPS Energy hosting a hearing on keeping Spruce burning past 2040. Greg Harman SAN ANTONIO—Lumbering through the Earth Day throngs at Woodlawn Lake in April, the soot-stained “coal monster” pleaded his case. Here were booths about solar energy, tables with native plants, and […]

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VIDEO: Save San Antonio’s Coal Plants

‘Dirty’ Deely announces retirement at San Antonio Earth Day 2018. But pleads: “It’s not too late to save my little brother and sister!” San Antonio coal plant “Dirty” Deely made an unexpected appearance at Earth Day San Antonio this year. The sooty mass of cancer-causing smog was received warmly by […]

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Bringing the arts into ‘Extreme Heat’ climate struggle

Breaking down the climate crisis to what city residents can feel deeply without an often assumed understanding of the science behind the rapid destabilization of the biosphere, the first of a series of coming monthly events came together on Wednesday, August 23, with music, poetry, food and drink. “Extreme Heat: […]

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‘Dirty’ Deely Coal Plant Explosion Punctuates Rate-Hike Debate In SA

Greg Harman An explosion at a San Antonio power plant this week either bolstered the utility’s case for rate hikes to keep up with infrastructure maintenance demands or those of some critics who say the aged J.T. Deely coal plant — scheduled for decommissioning ahead of schedule in 2018 — […]

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San Antonio Trailing In National ‘Clean Tech Leadership’ Rankings

San Antonio (and Houston, and Dallas, and Austin) have made important strides in building increasingly sustainable cities rich in low-polluting clean-tech technologies and developing carbon-reduction strategies. San Antonio’s CPS Energy and Austin’s Austin Energy continue to lead nationally in green-power sales, for instance, and important weatherization efforts, electric-vehicle charging stations, […]

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‘Clean’ Coal Sticks Its Snout Under San Antonio’s Tent

In the slow-motion planetary train wreck that is fossil-fuel-derived climate disruption — whether you call it global warming, global ‘weirding,’ or a worldwide conspiracy of the labcoat class — no one factor ranks higher in the blame game than coal. Once burned, the dark rock we level mountains for releases […]