‘Where the money goes shows us where their priorities are,’ said one reform-minded resident. ‘[City Public Service] is a public utility that has yet to live up to the name.’ Greg Harman Since the totally preventable and deadly disaster that was this February’s freezing blackout, it’s been widely reported that […]
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CPS Energy Couldn’t Stop the Freezing Blackout…Because People
CPS Energy’s CEO blamed failed conservation by local residents as a key contributor to the region’s multi-day blackout. Yet the conservation programs are voluntary, underfunded … and the utility didn’t send a single Spanish-language emergency tweet until Texas was 12 hours from near-total grid collapse. Let’s talk. Greg Harman You […]
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
Tearing at the Soul of a Climate Action Plan
As climate hazards grow, CPS Energy’s CEO challenges City Council to a turf war. And they don’t even realize. Greg Harman “Greg, I think you’re being dramatic.” It was the last Steering Committee meeting for San Antonio’s burgeoning Climate Action & Adaptation Plan before the reworked document went out for […]
Is ‘Dirty’ Deely Coal Plant Closure Suddenly Fungible?
‘I think we need to have a discussion,’ CPS Energy CEO told the the utility’s Board of Trustees on Monday regarding previous longstanding promises to close the polluting plant this year. Greg Harman Slated for closure by end of the year, CPS Energy’s “Dirty” Deely coal plant’s future (and the […]