San Antonio boldly goes where no Texas city has gone before… CPS Energy, owned by The City of San Antonio, announced earlier this week it will close its clunker 800+MW coal plant in 2018, invest heavily in local solar and natural gas electricity generation, invest heavily in attracting clean tech manufacturers, and build a 200MW “cleaner coal” plant. Read full Bloomberg article here: http://www.businessweek.com/ap…
Why? It's better economically. Their big plan will bring 800 to 1,000 green tech jobs to town by 2015 while eliminating millions of tons of airborne greenhouse gas emissions and toxic pollution.
Mayor Julian Castro, “San Antonio understands the nexus between sustainability and job creation.”
Castro's leadership has some folks saying, “San Antonio will be America's greenest city.”