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 […]

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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,” […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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San Antonio’s Poor Clean-tech Ranking Due to “Jockeying,” Lost Data Set

San Antonio’s standing nationally on the clean-tech scene could be better. But for a newcomer on the scene being ranked 42 among U.S. cities is still commendable, according to Bryce […]

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Austin Energy, CPS Energy Rank Nationally for Green Power Sales

Municipally owned Texas utilities Austin Energy and CPS Energy still have some of the most robust renewable energy profiles in the nation, according to a survey by the U.S. Energy Department’s […]

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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 […]

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