Former CPS Energy exec Cris Eugster’s new venture seeks to drive Texas to 100-percent renewables with ‘Goldilocks’ solar farms while allowing companies to meet their sustainability goals.
Cultivator: News for February 7-February 13
Polar Ice For Valentine’s Day Whether lover or lonely-hearted, housed or dangerously unhoused, two-legged or four, the residents of San Antonio and South Texas appear to be entering the coldest Valentine’s Day in historical record. Last forecast for Sunday suggested a low of 12, and a 9-degree night the following […]
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 […]
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.
Jan. 29, 2018: Hate Groups, Honey Bees & the 1%
January 29, 2018 A roundup of the day’s headlines. Want to breath better in San Antonio? Wait until summer “The worst scenario for an asthmatic would be winter in Texas,” said Dr. Erika Gonzalez-Reyes, an asthma and allergen specialist who has practiced in San Antonio since 2006. “You’ve got cold […]
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 […]
Seeking A Cheap Solar Battery? Urine Luck
A battery made with urea, commonly found in fertilizers and mammal urine, could provide a low-cost way of storing energy produced through solar power or other forms of renewable energy for consumption during off hours. The battery is nonflammable and contains electrodes made from abundant aluminum and graphite. Its electrolyte’s […]
LONE STAR GREEN: Climate change denial and Lamar Smith’s magical unicorn ride
The early Greeks knew a thing or two about unicorns. With elephant feet and a boar’s tail, these “Indian asses” were said to have a single horn that offered protection from deadly drugs. These days, the unicorn has devolved to a candy-colored rainbow-riding cultural meme heralding the most fantastical and […]