Clean tech not just goal for S.A.

Clean tech not just goal for S.A.

With the announcement that four clean-energy companies will bring hundreds of jobs and substantial research and educational investments to town, Mayor Julián Castro has hailed the moment as a transformative one for San Antonio.

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Green companies will bring jobs to S.A.

Green companies will bring jobs to S.A.

In elaborate fashion before an overflow audience, CPS Energy CEO Doyle Beneby and Mayor Julián Castro introduced five clean-technology companies that will bring hundreds of jobs, and some headquarters, to San Antonio.

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S.A. wins new jobs in clean energy

S.A. wins new jobs in clean energy

CPS Energy CEO Doyle Beneby is expected to announce Monday the relocation of several clean-energy-related companies to San Antonio, bringing hundreds of good-paying jobs and establishing a firm toehold in the “new energy economy” that Mayor Julián Castro has been pushing since he was first elected.

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Industry takes issue with ‘fracking’ acts

Industry takes issue with ‘fracking’ acts

HOUSTON — Anyone scoring the debate over hydraulic fracturing would notice that critics of the controversial oil and natural gas extraction process have lately put a few points on the board.

In hydraulic fracturing, millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals are injected into a well at high pressure to create multiple fractures in the rock and free trapped gas or oil.

In April, a paper by scientists at Cornell University argued that shale gas, touted as a cleaner alternative to coal, could actually be a worse contributor to climate change because of methane that leaks into the air during fracturing.

The latter recalled hotly debated scenes from the Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland, which showed homeowners in Colorado and Wyoming igniting tap water they said contained natural gas that seeped into aquifers after hydraulic fracturing.

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Bringing utility boards together

Bringing utility boards together

In what Mayor Julián Castro termed a historic first, the boards of the San Antonio Water System and CPS Energy held a joint meeting Friday to talk about ways the two municipally owned utilities can work together to save water, energy and money.

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