Here comes the $12B “backup generator” for Texas’s electric grid that would sit idle…almost always. And which Texans would pay for regardless if they are ever actually needed.
Race for ‘Green’ Gas Profits Leaving Much in the Dark
Special report: Rival U.S. firms lob differing, and debatable, climate claims as they market so-called ‘green’ liquefied natural gas to a warming world. Jeffrey Ball | Canary Media By night, the industrial operation sprawling across the marshland of Louisiana’s southwest tip seems otherworldly. The 1.6-square-mile complex of tubes, tanks and machinery […]
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.
‘Gracias a Petroleo’: Fossil Fuel Ad Campaign Claims the Taco Truck
Look Beyond’s “San Antonio Entrepreneur Series” highlights businesses willing to give the petroleum industry an unqualified endorsement.
San Antonio’s Top Climate Polluters
Click graphs above for Top US Climate Offenders, Top 10 Texas Climate Polluters, and the biggest Corpus Christi offenders. Data is from the US EPA Greenhouse Gas Inventory for point-source/facility emissions. These numbers likely represent undercounts and do not take into account climate pollution “upstream” from the facilities due to […]
Texas Lege: Bear Many Children, Feed Them Gas. Climate Be Damned.
If Texas lawmakers really cared about ‘customer choice,’ HB 17, a bill to mandate gas hook-ups in new buildings, would not just prevent the ‘discrimination’ against fossil fuels but help revive the oil lamp industry, coal cellars, and cow dung dealers. Greg Harman To slow the manifestation of our climate […]
Eagle Ford Fracking: Texas Doing Little To Protect Residents From Pollution
An eight-month investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel reveals Texas has done next to nothing to protect people in the Eagle Ford’s booming shale play from rising industry pollution. This is a must-read investigative piece. Key findings are included below along with a […]