Tag: CPS Energy

Ralph Garcia and the polar vortex in Texas
Podcast

PODCAST: Ralph Garcia, the Polar Vortex, & San Antonio’s Disability Community

Deceleration · 16: Ralph Garcia, the Polar Vortex, & San Antonio’s Disabled Community “This is to CPS. This is to any energy supply company. And this message is to every mayor in the Texas region, and including the Governor, that I want to listen to this. Right now your disabled […]

Analysis, San Antonio Bioregion

Texas Clean Energy Debate Enters a Polar Vortex

Blistering Arctic weather poured into Texas this week, freezing wind farms and complicating debate over a needed transition to renewable energy. Greg Harman Two weeks ago, San Antonio’s city-owned utility, CPS Energy, published the Flexible Path Resource Plan (PDF), a report purporting to forecast the cost of moving off coal […]

Reporting

Cultivator: News for January 31-February 6

Welcome to the second edition of your weekly ecological, commonsensical, and anti-commercial news wrap for the Greater San Antonio and South Texas bioregions (i.e., the watersheds of the San Antonio, Medina, and Guadalupe Rivers as well as the wider Gulf they feed). (Oh, and Happy Pigskin Superspreader Day! Please wear […]

Reporting

CULTIVATOR: News for January 24-January 30

What a time to start a weekly news wrap-up on the climate justice front. Stories of sweeping and rapid change have followed the incoming Biden Administration: reentering Paris and punking the KeystoneXL pipeline. On this front, a number of outlets have you covered. WaPo has (almost) all the executive-order action […]

Reporting, San Antonio Bioregion

CPS Energy Proposes Moving ‘Beyond Coal’ by 2030

After years of community pressure and, most recently, a petition that would have forced the JK Spruce Coal Plant to shutter, San Antonio’s City-owned utility starts facing reality. Greg Harman On Monday, January 25, CPS Energy officials announced they have charted a possible course “beyond coal” for San Antonio. In a pair […]

Broadcast, San Antonio Bioregion

San Antonio’s Problem with CPS Energy

Full Broadcast 22-Min Version For our families, planet, and future, San Antonio must shut down its last coal plant by 2030. But City-owned CPS Energy won’t discuss shutting the JK Spruce plant down, other than to warn of the costs. After years of trying to negotiate a just transition to […]

cps energy disconnections
Analysis, San Antonio Bioregion

CPS Energy Must Stop Shutting Off People’s Power—For Good

Disconnects for nonpayment by CPS Energy have more than doubled during CEO Paula Gold-Williams tenure. And there are still no promises of reform.

San Antonio Bioregion, Take Action

TAKE ACTION: A Community-Led Climate/COVID-19 Recovery

On Saturday, Join an Online Conversation to Help Develop a Community-Led Climate/COVID-19 Recovery for San Antonio. {EDITOR’S NOTE, 10.30.2020: Thanks to all who attended. View full event video here.} A recovery plan that is capable of meeting the challenges of today’s many colliding crises must center the needs of those […]

Analysis, San Antonio Bioregion

CPS, SAWS, SAPD: Petitions to Hold Power Accountable By

In San Antonio election lines, clipboards mark the struggle to force change at City-owned utilities CPS, SAWS, and our ‘union-clad’ police force. Marisol Cortez & Greg Harman This election season, up-ballot races—including and especially the race to unseat a pandemic-spreading, children-caging autocrat—overshadow more ground-level, small-d democratic movement. However, three critical […]

Analysis, San Antonio Bioregion

Utility Violence: CPS Energy’s History of Forced Shutoffs

To Truly Tackle Root Inequities, Council Must Address CPS Energy’s Legacy of Disconnections Greg Harman San Antonio summers are a time of retreat. During 2012, Texas’s hottest year on record, San Antonians fled to movie theaters, water parks, libraries, and VIA’s designated cooling centers (our bus fleet). For those in […]

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TAKE ACTION: COVID-19 Recovery & Utility Justice Town Hall

UPDATE (9:24PM): THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. NATIONAL SIERRA CLUB IS PUTTING ALL OF ITS COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH ON PAUSE TO HELP KEEP OUR FOCUS ON THE WORK OF BLACK LIVES MATTER ACROSS THE NATION. We know pollution kills. We know that utility rates aren’t fair. And we know that […]

Broadcast

EP05: Utility Debt Post-COVID & SA Poet Laureate “Vocab”

Deceleration‘s fifth broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio asks what comes after the pandemic in terms of our City-owned utilities. While shutoff suspensions today are good thing, what happens when the bills come due? Working families already pay more than their share for ill-advised utility investments like the […]