Research conducted at UTSA could help nuclear plants avoid the kind of catastrophic chain of events that caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.
To fulfill its City Council’s promises on climate, San Antonio must ditch coal, natural gas, gasoline, and diesel by 2050, according to a draft climate plan.
An environmental group found that groundwater under 16 Texas coal plants had unsafe levels of contaminants, the pollution being linked to disposal pits for spent coal.
Texas got about 18 percent of its power from wind last year, but research found that solar could supply more of the power Texans consume.
San Antonio joins Albuquerque, Austin, Denver, and Orlando as the final five cities of 25 chosen as winners of the American Cities Climate Challenge.
Deely’s demise means the elimination of one of San Antonio’s largest single sources of global warming greenhouse gas emissions, as well as a major source of ozone-forming emissions.
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.
CPS Energy had a bumper year for selling electricity onto the Texas power grid and is now using that revenue to pay down some of its debts, according to utility officials.
Under certain conditions, using carbon dioxide in power generators in place of traditional mediums can help power systems run more efficiently.
Tuesday was the first time the trustees overseeing CPS Energy and San Antonio Water System have met as a group since 2011.