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.
Tag: renewable energy
Texas Comptroller Warns Firms Against ‘Boycotting’ Fossil Fuels
A new law prohibits the state from contracting with or investing in companies that divest from oil, natural gas and coal companies.
Fossil Fuels Have Swamped CPS Energy’s Rate Advisory Committee
CPS Energy’s Rate Advisory Committee is centering fossil fuel interests, alienating Councilmembers, and just lost its most influential equity voice. What can be done?
Why We Can’t Stop Thinking About Paula Gold-Williams (And Neither Should You)
A review of the legacy of outgoing CPS CEO Paula Gold-Williams reveals how she deftly managed climate action expectations through delay and misdirection. But with critical global deadlines looming, her replacement must make an equitable transition to clean energy their top priority.
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 […]
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 […]
Cultivator: News for February 14-February 20
Frozen Edition: Enter Polar VorTex Arctic weather loosed by a disrupted jet stream poured over the Great Plains and fanned across Texas this week, turning the state into a frozen huddled mess. New record lows were set in San Antonio for days in a row. Unprecedented and disastrous icy blackouts […]
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 […]