Tag: renewable energy

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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 […]

Reporting, San Antonio Bioregion

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 […]

Reporting, San Antonio Bioregion

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 […]

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VIDEO: San Antonio’s (First Draft) Climate Plan Does What?

What the plan does. What it doesn’t do. And why it matter.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) at a press conference introducing a resolution calling for a Green New Deal, February 7, 2019.
Analysis

Green New Deal Betrays Massive Ag & Energy Subsidies

To hear the Wall Street Journal columnist Kim Strassel tell it, the Green New Deal (PDF) would spend trillions of dollars while eliminating jobs, travel, delicious food and family time.

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Energy Dusk to Energy Dawn: JT Deely (1977-2018)

Climate Action SA turns a funeral into celebration while marking the last gasps of San Antonio’s oldest and dirtiest coal plant.

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Ding, Dong, Deely’s Dead

Cracking open the champagne at Calaveras Lake in San Antonio, Texas, to celebrate: One more lung-clogging, brain-poisoning, planet-heating coal plant is dead. … And Happy New Year! Via NEWS4SA: SAN ANTONIO – With about a dozen environmentally conscious friends, Councilwoman Ana Sandoval was part of an impromptu champagne party Monday […]

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San Antonio: Rise for Climate on Saturday!

On September 8, San Antonians will join thousands of rallies being held in cities and towns around the world to demand our leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us. From the White House to the Austin’s Statehouse, national and state leaders continue to […]

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Puerto Rico Missing a Chance to Rebuild with Renewables

Eight months after Hurricane Maria damaged 80 percent of Puerto Rico’s electricity grid, energy expert Lionel Orama-Exclusa talks to Yale Environment 360 about how the island is missing an opportunity to transform its energy system from fossil fuels to renewable sources.

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Trump ‘Catastrophe’ Could Spark Climate-Justice Surprise

Progress under Obama had been marginal, but the shock of this moment offers us a possible ‘slingshot.’ Tom Athanasiou/EcoEquity Trump’s election was a catastrophe. Coming on top of everything else, it more than justifies pessimism. But at the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me add that our new position is […]

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Agenda 21: a conspiracy theory puts sustainability in the crosshairs

Could right-wing attacks on a non-binding UN sustainability resolution put sustainable business at risk in some states? Green space, clean energy, increased urban density…and global dictatorship. It’s hard to see how all of these things could connect, but — according to a popular right wing conspiracy theory — a UN […]

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Global Warming Is Good For Us?

Even as climate change science has tightened to a certainty, we’re witnessing the return of denialist ‘zombie arguments.’ Just over a decade ago, US Senator James Inhofe helped derail early bipartisan efforts to cap greenhouse gas emissions. His now-infamous 12,000-word, science-distorting speech concluded with a warning that international efforts to […]