The Public Utility Commission of Texas rejected calls for a less wasteful energy system. This campaign could change the PUC itself.
Tag: energy efficiency
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?
TAKE ACTION: Your Comment Needed On Critical CPS Energy Programs
Scaling back or ending CPS Energy’s Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan—created to meet deep economic and environmental needs—shouldn’t be up for debate.
Low-Income Texans Already Face Frigid Temperatures at Home. Then the Winter Storm Hit.
Power plants without insulation failed, leading to sustained blackouts. But poor insulation in homes across the state made it even harder to stay warm. Amal Ahed | Texas Observer This story was published in partnership with Southerly. When the temperature dropped into the single digits last Monday night, Edilisa wrapped […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘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 — […]