In San Antonio climate emissions are trending down—though far from fast enough. Since CPS Energy’s pledge to transition away from coal power, however, the City’s chief sustainability officer sees glimmers of progress (and a new bike master plan) ahead.
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San Antonio’s Coal-to-Gas Conversion Could Bring Few—If Any—Climate Benefits
Even in the best of worlds the climate argument for gas is strained. But CPS Energy’s shift from coal to gas will be dogged by high leak rates, Republicans, and regulators.
Cheat Sheet: CPS Energy’s Jan 23 Vote to Close the Coal Plant
The recommendation is to convert the younger Spruce 2 unit in 2027 to run on gas instead of coal and to close the older Spruce 1 unit in 2028.
CPS Energy’s Rate Committee Readies Recommendation to Swap Out Coal for Gas
Seeking an early retirement for San Antonio’s last coal plant, the City-owned utility sought direction from its Rate Advisory Committee. On a prayer and a Biblical parable, the RAC members are primed to fail a key climate test.
VIDEO: ‘People-Powered Town Hall’ & Next Steps for JK Spruce Coal Plant
Full video of People-Powered Town Hall about CPS Energy, climate change, and our energy future. Also: There’s a clutch of critical meetings ahead.
Key Lessons from RMI’s Buried Energy Report to San Antonio’s Mayor
An author of Rocky Mountain Institute’s scathing critique of CPS Energy’s 2021 Resource Plan says there’s lots to learn from its neglected report for those charting a pathway off of coal power.
San Antonio Mayor Sat on Critical Report While Climate Responses Debated
With electric grid straining and our region blistering from record-breaking temps, why do we continue to undermine and shortchange the programs best able to keep our families safe from extreme weather?
Q&A: CPS Energy CEO Rudy Garza on ‘the People’s Right to Energy’
The City of San Antonio-owned utility’s acting CEO talks about the people’s right to energy, the next generation of power sources, the importance of resilience centers and robust energy conservation, and approaching the Biden Administration for ways to retire coal faster. Greg Harman CPS Energy is a utility in transition. […]