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SA Drive Electric October 1, 2022 CPS Energy Headquarters, 500 Mccullough Ave event 10/1/2022, 10:00 am - 03:00 pm

SA Drive Electric

CPS Energy 500 Mccullough Ave, San Antonio TX

SA Drive Electric is a ride and drive event for the community to get acquainted with EVs and EV Charging. Our goal is to...

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NEWS

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Senate Votes to Ratify the Kigali Amendment, Joining 137 Nations in an Effort to Curb Global Warming

The binding agreement will almost immediately slow global warming and create domestic manufacturing jobs.

Phil McKenna - 09-26-2022

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The Pathway to 90% Clean Electricity Is Mostly Clear. The Last 10%, Not So Much

New paper suggests six different approaches for the difficult final steps necessary to get to a 100% carbon-free grid.

Dan Gearino - 09-26-2022

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Brackenridge Park wants to bring back the massive herd of grazing goats

Poison ivy is their caviar. 

Camille Sauers - 09-26-2022

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Western Forests, Snowpack and Wildfires Appear Trapped in a Vicious Climate Cycle

A new study probes how extreme wildfires affect the water cycle in key mountain forests that store water.

Bob Berwyn - 09-26-2022

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Warming Trends: A Comedy With Solar Themes, a Greener Cryptocurrency and the Underestimated Climate Supermajority

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-19-2022

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Remember That Coal Surge Last Year? Yeah, It’s Over

Renewables are now about 25 percent of U.S. electricity generation, leapfrogging coal.

Dan Gearino - 09-12-2022

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Warming Trends: Video Gamers Helping the Climate, a Big Advance for Lab-Grown Meat and Belabored Decisions May Bring Better Results, If Not More Happiness

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-12-2022

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Judge Upholds $14 Million Fine in Long-running Citizen Suit Against Exxon in Texas

The oil giant’s own reports show thousands of emissions affecting the health of nearby communities.

Dylan Baddour - 09-06-2022

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Warming Trends: Climate Insomnia, the Decline of Alpine Bumblebees and Cycling like the Dutch and the Danes

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-06-2022

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California Just Banned Gas-Powered Cars. Here’s Everything You Need to Know

What about hybrids? Can I still buy a used gas-powered car? An FAQ to navigating the EV future.

Dan Gearino - 09-06-2022

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Drifting Toward Disaster: the (Second) Rio Grande

A century of enterprise brought the Rio Grande to its brink.

Dylan Baddour - 09-06-2022

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With COP27 Approaching, Cities Like Philadelphia Are ‘Powerful Tools’ for Climate Adaptation

The annual climate talks will focus on protecting people and places from the growing threat of extreme weather events.

Kiley Bense - 08-29-2022

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The New US Climate Law Will Reduce Carbon Emissions and Make Electricity Less Expensive, Economists Say

Research shows consumers are paying too much for electricity, given the carbon cost of the power now on the grid.

Marianne Lavelle - 08-22-2022

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Drought as catalyst: Hill Country residents seeking greater protections for Trinity Aquifer

Across Central Texas, families with private wells are finding they've dried up — some for the first time.

Lindsey Carnett - 08-22-2022

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San Antonio solar companies react to federal incentives

Solar companies in San Antonio anticipate opportunities for new projects and an increase in demand.

Sergio Padilla - 08-22-2022

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Mexican Drought Spurs a South Texas Water Crisis

A century of enterprise brought the Rio Grande to its brink. Now authorities are “praying for a hurricane”.

Dylan Baddour - 08-22-2022

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US communities are mapping heat islands to boost climate resilience - Phys.org

The phenomenon is becoming more and more dangerous because of the global climate crisis.

Lucie Aubourg - 08-22-2022

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Warming Trends: Heat Indexes Soar, a Beloved Walrus is Euthanized in Norway, and Buildings Designed To Go Net-Zero

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katlyn Weisbrod - 08-22-2022

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City Council should invest in climate mitigation as San Antonio endures its hottest summer ever

All of us should be concerned and committed to supporting citywide and individual actions to slow climate change.

Robert Rivard - 08-22-2022

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Warming Trends: Sports and Climate Change in Texas, a Community Housing Project Named after Rachel Carson and an E-Bike Conversion Kit for Your Bicycle

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Kateyln Weisbrod - 08-15-2022

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Can Wolves and Beavers Help Save the West From Global Warming?

A regional rewilding network would help capture carbon, boost water supplies and protect against flooding and drought.

Bob Berwyn - 08-15-2022

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Tower Life Building adding residential, may include affordable housing

Owners want to develop 234 housing units — half of which could be reserved for lower-income tenants.

Iris Dimmick - 08-15-2022

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Plastic can take hundreds of years to break down – and we keep making more | Kim Heacox

Americans throw away an estimated 2.5m plastic water bottles an hour.

Kim Heacox - 08-08-2022

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How Is the Jet Stream Connected to Simultaneous Heat Waves Across the Globe?

Scientists are racing to understand the changing shape of the air currents.

Leslie Hook - 08-01-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: What’s Hotter than Solar Panels? Solar Windows.

Researchers and startups are moving forward with plans for windows that generate electricity.

Dan Gearino - 08-01-2022

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San Antonio customers' CPS Energy bills jumped over 50% in June

Air conditioners weren't the only reason for the increase.

Steven Santana - 08-01-2022

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The Link is an $80M plan to cool urban streetscapes and heat up north downtown development

The proposed park connects the River Walk and San Pedro Creek Culture Park via landscaped footpaths and water features.

Shari Biediger - 07-25-2022

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San Antonio’s downtown in search of a new vision

Opinion: Tech sector's departures from business district could make way for new residential housing.

Robert Rivard - 07-25-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: Did You Miss Me? A Giant Battery Storage Plant Is Back Online, Just in Time for Summer

California hit a new high for battery storage use, thanks to plants like the one at Moss Landing.

Dan Gearino - 07-25-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: Some EVs Now Pay for Themselves in a Year

Evs are now a better deal than gas cars, due to much lower fuel and maintenance costs and a $7,500 tax credit.

James Pothen - 07-17-2022

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Warming Trends: The Tokyo Olympics’ Reduced Carbon Footprint, a Fin Whale Feeding Frenzy and the Tech Guru Who’s Trying to Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth

A column highlighting studies, innovations, and other development from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 07-17-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: This Virtual Power Plant Is Trying to Tackle a Housing Crisis and an Energy Crisis All at Once

Bay Area project combines subsidized housing with solar and battery systems that work together to support the grid.

Dan Gearino - 07-12-2022

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CPS Energy sends out San Antonio-wide phone alerts to conserve power

CPS Energy is making sure San Antonio conserves energy. 

Steven Santana - 07-12-2022

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Vertical farming provides alternative way to grow produce

With temperatures 5-15 degrees above average, farming across the U.S. has been especially impacted.

NBC News - 07-12-2022

BLOGS

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Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (TX-PACE) Program

This month’s blog focuses on the Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (TX-PACE) program and the historic Travis Bu...

Office of Sustainability - 03-30-2022

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Biodiversity and Food Systems

This month the Office of Sustainability (OS) is pleased to welcome Dr. Kelly Lyons and Stephen Lucke. The topic we are d...

Office of Sustainability - 12-01-2021

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Youth and Young Adult Engagement

This month, the Office of Sustainability (OS) is speaking with Aaron Arguello, member of the SA Climate Ready Climate Eq...

SA Office of Sustainability - 10-27-2021

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Transportation: EV’s and Mass Transit with Rick Cavender & Kathleen “Kammy” Horne

This month, the Office of Sustainability (OS) is pleased to welcome two guests as we discuss electric vehicles and mass ...

SA Office of Sustainability - 09-30-2021

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Workforce Development and Equity with James Cooper

The Office of Sustainability (OS) is excited to continue our new blog series, featuring interviews with community leader...

SA Office of Sustainability - 08-31-2021

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Health and Climate with Dr. Adelita Cantu

Over the coming months, the Office of Sustainability (OS) will be interviewing community leaders on important issues sur...

SA Office of Sustainability - 08-03-2021