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Puerto Rico: Community-led Recovery Support Critical

100 days after Maria, nearly half of island still without power. 100 days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, grassroots efforts to restore full access to the island’s electricity, water, and medical infrastructure remain critical, especially in the wake of the Trump administration’s demonstrated neglect of and disrespect for Puerto […]

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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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Climate Change To Cause More Energy Breakdowns: Solar & Energy Security

I’m wagering that only the most determined readers — those already committed to social justice and the rapid transformation of our energy system — found their way to the other side of my 5,500-word feature for Texas Climate News. For those of you who only pecked at the surface of […]

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San Antonio Trailing In National ‘Clean Tech Leadership’ Rankings

San Antonio (and Houston, and Dallas, and Austin) have made important strides in building increasingly sustainable cities rich in low-polluting clean-tech technologies and developing carbon-reduction strategies. San Antonio’s CPS Energy and Austin’s Austin Energy continue to lead nationally in green-power sales, for instance, and important weatherization efforts, electric-vehicle charging stations, […]

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Q&A with John Farrell: People power a threat to the ’20th-century’ utility

A conversation with John Farrell, director of the Energy Self-Reliant States and Communities program at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. San Antonio’s publicly owned utility, CPS Energy, recently argued in favor of ending net-metering on the grounds that upper-income solar owners were saddling low-income residents with an unfair share of […]