New Financing Structures For Clean Energy Can Help Bring Down Solar Soft Costs

Hardware costs for solar have substantially dropped over the past years. Solar module prices have decreased by 70% from 2010 to 2012. The attention is now directed towards soft costs and financing. An NREL study published in September 2013 analyzed … Continue reading

After Public Concern, CPS Promises To Scale Back Bonus Pay, Rate Hike – News and Politics – San Antonio Current

After taking heat for trying to increase customer rates while top-level executives receive sizable bonus checks, CPS Energy is doubling up on efforts to save face. During a presentation before City Council last Thursday, CPS CEO Doyle Beneby said the … Continue reading

Blog | Mission Verde Alliance

A Regional Forum on Our Future October 15, 2013 . 10am – 2pm . The Historic Pearl Stable Program 11:30am – 1:30pm, Exhibits 10:00am – 2:00pm This critically important, first of its kind, forum goes well beyond education and outreach. … Continue reading

Texas Climate News | Stranded costs: Can the socioeconomic solar divide be bridged?

When CPS Energy, San Antonio’s publicly-owned utility, mailed out letters to the owners of solar-sporting homes in early April announcing that it was considering a program that would cut payments for sun-derived energy nearly in half – from 9.7 cents … Continue reading

A Republican Case for Climate Action – NYTimes.com

EACH of us took turns over the past 43 years running the Environmental Protection Agency. We served Republican presidents, but we have a message that transcends political affiliation: the United States must move now on substantive steps to curb climate … Continue reading

The Greening of San Antonio | The Rivard Report

San Antonio is emerging as one of the “greenest” large American cities. In addition to our already-famous reputation for hospitality, San Antonio is getting recognized for its advances in energy and water efficiencies, alternative transportation programs and solid waste management. … Continue reading

Can GE Make Fracking Safer?

In three years, General Electric Co. has gone from only dabbling in oil and gas to investing a whopping $15 billion in the sector, with an eye for diversity and new technology—not drilling and producing. The bottom line is that … Continue reading

Newly Released Tim DeChristopher Finds a Movement Transformed by His Courage

After 21 months in federal custody, climate activist Tim DeChristopher approached the pulpit at his church in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a free man. The First Unitarian congregation rose in uproarious applause, tears streaming down more than a few … Continue reading

More Than One Million Comments Urge Obama Administration to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

Opponents of Keystone XL have submitted more than one million comments urging President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the State Department to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, following the publication of the latest deficient environmental review. There is a … Continue reading