Goddamn Queque. You get horned into answering one question, say,
divulging the latest gossip floating around CPS Energy service centers, and
pretty soon your whole day is sunk.
Hopefully, you appreciate this
week's offering. Understand the price being I couldn't wear down my
heals loitering on the steps of the San Antonio City Hall hearing about
all the brilliant things That Damn Utility is hellbent on quietly
My pal Arjun — that academically maniacal clean energy devata — was
doing his bit por la causa patienty (or, likely, not so patiently)
explaining how SA can best get through the energy crunch WITHOUT
to his credentials and good (non-polluting) cheer would be
Councilmember Mary Alice Cisneros, local Sierra Clubbers, Austin
bravehearts like the good SEED's Karen Hadden, and assortment of
Press release nuggets:
is a viable, affordable and effective way to meet the future energy
needs of San Antonio according to a new study by Dr. Arjun Makhijani,
energy expert and president of the Institute for Energy and
Environmental Research, based in Takoma Park, Maryland.
"There is good news for San Antonio. The city has great potential for
energy efficiency. The overall affordable economic potential for San
Antonio is about 2,000 MW [megawatts] if all buildings could be
retrofitted or built for efficiency. With vigorous and visionary
leadership, about half of this potential can be achieved by 2020.
Making homes and businesses more efficient will save consumers money
and make San Antonio a cleaner and better place to do business." said
Dr. Arjun Makhijani, energy expert and president of the Institute for
Energy and Environmental Research, based in Takoma Park, Maryland.
"Energy efficiency is the fastest way to meet increasing energy needs,
and will help create jobs in San Antonio. Improvements in insulation,
air conditioning, lighting and window shading can make homes and office
buildings cooler and more comfortable, while putting people to work and
saving money," said Makhijani.
Dr. Makhijani's study was commissioned by the Sustainable Energy and
Economic Development (SEED) Coalition, with help from the Alamo Group
of the Sierra Club and the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club.
cause of energy efficiency and renewable power has finally taken root
within (as it increasingly refers to itself) our local MSM — with
headline berries ripe as germ-lab hallelujahs (you'll just have to wait
for Queque to clue you in there), witnessed by Carlos Guerra playing 1B
enforcer to Tony Caputo's 1A story on the press conference.
How wonderful it is that?
a little note inside Tony's story about CPS Energy's own investigation
as to how much energy they can save through efficiency. Whatever that
number, I'm sure the City Council is just flush with pride in their
utility and that CPS took their request for review as seriously as they
Can't wait to hear what the college student they hired to do this
work comes up with.
[Image up top is from Arjun's Powerpoint — Arizona Public Service Company's planned 280 MW solar field planned for 2011. Would be the largest concentrating solar plant in the world. Course it'll take thumbs up from Congress and European know-how to build the thing.]