San Antonio joins Albuquerque, Austin, Denver, and Orlando as the final five cities of 25 chosen as winners of the American Cities Climate Challenge.
The former mayor of New York City and current special envoy to the United Nations will be in town Friday to discuss San Antonio's efforts to address climate change.
President and CEO Paula Gold-Williams said the replacement would help the Spruce 2 coal plant operate for the length of its intended lifespan, which she put at 40 to 60 years.
San Antonio could sweat through up to four solid months per year of 100-degree-plus days by the end of this century if humanity does not act to slow the rate of global warming.
Most of San Antonio’s global warming emissions are tied to energy use in buildings and vehicles, according to an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions.
This week the Rivard Report’s Brendan Gibbons broke the story that UTSA has been replaced by a private consulting firm in the city's climate action effort.
Nearly all of the work in the City's climate action plan originally assigned to UTSA has been passed to Navigant Consulting.
The groups are calling for an end to fossil fuels in San Antonio's electricity mix by 2030.
Under the plan, CPS Energy’s power generation mix would by 2040 include 50 percent wind and solar and 13 percent natural gas.
Five working groups will offer technical advice and strategies both on reducing San Antonio’s greenhouse gas emissions.