COVID-19, mass unemployment, as well as a rise of cleaner energy sources all contributed to lower greenhouse gas emissions responsible for overheating the planet and amplifying violent weather around the world. But clearly pandemic is not a climate strategy.
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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.
‘Where the money goes shows us where their priorities are,’ said one reform-minded resident. ‘[City Public Service] is a public utility that has yet to live up to the name.’ Greg Harman Since the totally preventable and deadly disaster that was this February’s freezing blackout, it’s been widely reported that […]
Several incoming San Antonio Council members want to freeze utility disconnections, reform CPS rates, and close the Spruce coal plant. They’d do well to listen to the attorney fighting CPS Energy’s lawsuit to eliminate the people’s right to reform the utility by petition.
Emissions from San Antonio’s transportation sector as compared to those of the JK Spuce coal plant. 2019 data. While it’s taken a major recession and, now, a pandemic to significantly slow the United States’ annual climate emissions, one would think that making climate progress with San Antonio climate polluters in […]
President Biden’s $2T Infrastructure & Climate Plan (AKA “American Jobs Plan”) America’s Offshore Wind–Powered Future Begins in a Texas Shipyard In announcing an ambitious renewable-energy push this week, the Biden administration highlighted a vessel under construction in Brownsville as proof of the economic opportunities of going green. One Gulf-based company […]
Click Play: Deceleration boiled down the two-hour meeting to 25 critical minutes to bring you up to speed quick. Deceleration · Winter Storm Uri: First Meeting of the Committee on Emergency Preparedness The Committee on Emergency Preparedness is tasked with getting to the bottom of WTF broke in San Antonio, […]
CPS Energy’s CEO blamed failed conservation by local residents as a key contributor to the region’s multi-day blackout. Yet the conservation programs are voluntary, underfunded … and the utility didn’t send a single Spanish-language emergency tweet until Texas was 12 hours from near-total grid collapse. Let’s talk. Greg Harman You […]