San Antonio: Ground Zero for Renewable Energy in an ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Market – Yahoo Finance

In Texas' 21st century energy economy, San Antonio has it all. It enjoys abundant renewable resources, enabling CPS Energy to include solar-generated electricity in its generating portfolio. San Antonio also is the largest city in South Texas, home of the … Continue reading

Putting America Back to Work with Clean Energy | Center for American Progress

We know from experience that the twin objectives of jobs growth and a clean energy future go hand in hand. Research from CAP and the University of Massachusetts shows how investments in clean energy could revitalize our economy and create … Continue reading

Renewable Energy and Economic Growth Go Hand in Hand for Massachusetts | EcoWatch

As the American economy begins to recover, some might argue that renewable energy has played a role. In Massachusetts, the clean energy industry has caused significant growth. Jobs in the state’s clean energy sector have increased by 24 percent since … Continue reading

Sargent « Great Things from Small Things .. Nanotechnology Innovation

A new technique developed by University of Toronto Engineering Professor Ted Sargent and his research group could lead to significantly more efficient solar cells. In a paper published in the journal Nano Letters, the group describes a new technique to … Continue reading

Isothermal Compressed Air Energy Storage – SustainX

SustainX's isothermal compressed air energy storage (ICAES™) technology enables a site-anywhere, zero-emissions storage solution. Through superior thermodynamics, SustainX technology frees compressed air storage from the risks of caverns and the emissions of natural gas. Isothermal compression allows air to reach … Continue reading

New ‘High Concentration Photovoltaic Thermal’ System Will Collect 80% of Solar Energy | The Daily Fusion

Scientists have announced yesterday that a collaboration consisting of ETH Zurich, IBM Research, the Interstate University of Applied Sciences Buchs and Airlight Energy is to develop an affordable photovoltaic system capable of concentrating solar radiation 2,000 times and converting 80 … Continue reading

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

City Seeks Applicants for Seats on the Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee

City Seeks Applicants for Seats on the Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee The City of San Antonio is seeking applicants for all positions on the Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC). The CEAC is comprised of eleven members, one member representing each … 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

German Student Creates Electromagnetic Harvester That Gathers Free Electricity From Thin Air

A German student has built an electromagnetic harvester that recharges an AA battery by soaking up ambient, environmental radiation. These harvesters can gather free electricity from just about anything, including overhead power lines, coffee machines, refrigerators, or even the emissions … Continue reading

Tell Lawmakers: Level the Playing Field for Renewable Energy Investing

Good news for bi-partisan clean-energy solutions!Right now, a pair of bills — one in the House, and one in the Senate — may be on their way toward correcting a bias written into the tax code that favors fossil-fuel investing … Continue reading