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 […]
Upcoming and imminent events related to the sustainable path in San Antonio… Tonight: Public hearing on CPS Energy’s proposed rate hike The first in what is likely to be a […]
I haven’t had time to follow up with Elena Craft (right), health scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund’s Austin office, who served to keep a recent air-quality panel at San Antonio’s Rackspace on […]
When CPS Energy, San Antonio’s publicly-owned utility, mailed out letters to the owners of solar-sporting homes in early April announcing that it was considering a program that would cut payments […]
San Antonio’s standing nationally on the clean-tech scene could be better. But for a newcomer on the scene being ranked 42 among U.S. cities is still commendable, according to Bryce […]
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 […]
Municipally owned Texas utilities Austin Energy and CPS Energy still have some of the most robust renewable energy profiles in the nation, according to a survey by the U.S. Energy Department’s […]
A conversation with John Farrell, director of the Energy Self-Reliant States and Communities program at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. San Antonio’s publicly owned utility, CPS Energy, recently argued in […]
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 […]
Besides my feature stories on food justice in San Antonio and the exploration of magnetic therapies targeting modern-day melancholy (“Rebooting Depression”), I’ve been blogging, blogging, blogging, daddy.
NEW POST: On the pavement for climate action. P.S. did South Texas activists find their own Joe the Plumber? http://bit.ly/uiFgk
U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez got an early warning blast at the King William Fair parade this weekend from a handful of exhuberant climate activists. He must be thinking his support for giving pollution credits away to industry may not be such a sound idea.
Yeah, there is movement in the Lege now, but otherwise we’ve been left with a governor who dismisses and mocks the reality of climate change (when he isn’t condoning thoughts of secession) …
Countering popular claims that environmentalists are just a bunch of hairy nay-sayers, the Sierra Club release also offered alternatives for North Texas power deciders: Solar, wind, efficiency. Sounds a lot like the direction South Texas had been heading.
So all eyes shift to Obama where murkier statements on nuclear’s roll in the national energy mix began to clarify with Dr. Chu now in ascendancy.
So now that the numbers are in and we’ve got a fresh crop of dandies to feed into the national rule-making machine, perhaps you’re wondering what it all means for a livable planet? Will we finally take the lead on the world stage and make climate change a priority? Invest in clean, renewable power? Foster a green-sector jobs boom and and tease forth vibrant and healthy communities (with liberty and justice for all)?
The ad is scare-your-pants-off serious. I don’t know what the budget for the campaign sits at or where this sucker ran, but it certainly was on par — or approaching parity with — those fullpage “filthy coal” ads that preceded the Guv Perry ass-kicking protests that shot down coal-plant fast-tracking in the state. Will we ever see the same come from the anti-nuking efforts of a rapidly coalescing assortment of regional critics?
CPS Energy had just enough cash on hand this year to pay off our city council and keep the city out of the red. The announcement came the day before the annual budgeting was to begin.
This is the week my second major story on CPS hit the street. When I took them on a year ago the challenge was tied to climate security concerns: The promises of decentralization and pitfalls of nuke overlooks. My split with CPS Energy plans was based on economic argument and generation-scale health and safety issues.
Thanks to a ruling of the state Public Utility Commission today, Texas will get $5 billion worth of transmission lines running out of West Texas and the Panhandle drawing, ultimately, […]
We could save the planet the nice way, by way of conservation and non-deadly renewables. Or we could just go on rampaging as we always have.
David Crane of NRG Energy (San Antonio utility’s partner in two proposed nukes plants in Matagorda County) wants to let the rampage continue, and says nuclear is just the enabling tool we need.
Five thousand box fans and expensive advertisements reminding you to turn off the television. That’s the price for forgiveness? Angry? Is somebody angry?
Transmission issues and federal policy are the greatest barriers to the development of wind energy in the United States, according to a poll conducted by NRG Systems during Windpower 2008 last weekend.
Short bursts of semi-related scrum that have been collecting in my lower tract this week… how to nap (in case you forgot); why we love warblers; a poem to lift […]
Raging gas prices and Wall Street jitters on the subject on nuclear power have provided the perfect launching pad for a major green initiative in San Antonio.
Yesterday, San Antonio’s City-owned CPS Energy, local automotive mongrel Red McCombs, and Illinois polluter Excelon Energy established “Nuclear Energy for Texans,” an apparently private-public partnership established to lobby taxpayers, voters, and lawmakers for a nuclear-powered future
Lo and behold, the sun is truly breaking on San Antonio. Thanks in large part to the man we celebrated at his 95th bday this week, Mr. Bill Sinkin. You can find him above explaining plans for a new solar bowtie to SA Editor Bob Rivard. (And why not? We showed off Japanese designs last week for a solar-powered bra.)
So, the Toxic Avenger dropped by the Current office this week. He had a lot to say about CPS’s backpeddle on nuke investments being included in that rate hike the […]
Former Greenpeace member Patrick Moore and reborn nuclear power champion has had a busy schedule as a paid promoter of atomic energy, most recently glad-handing with the Victoria Economic Development […]
Purdue researchers have shrunken that “big blunt tool” of generalized carbon anxiety in this age of pending carbon regulation and forged a fine, sharp “scalpel” to ID CO2 emissions. Bush […]
I suspect it’s getting lonlier being Milton Lee. It wasn’t just the empty chairs reserved for CPS board and citizens advisory members on either side of the CPS general manager […]
The radioactive waste contamination we know about won’t be cleaned up for several more decades because of Bush Administration budget shortfalls, Texas is gallumping along the path to opening a […]