On Thursday October 22, 2009, the Southwestern University environmental organization Students for Environmental Activism and Knowledge (SEAK) held a press conference at the Georgetown courthouse opposing the new CPS energy plan that proposes to build two nuclear power plants around the area of San Antonio and provide energy to the cities of San Antonio and Georgetown, among others. 25 students and Georgetown community members attended, demanding the need for public transparency in this energy policy and explaining the dangers to the environment and to the financial well-being of San Antonio and Georgetown citizens should this proposal go forward.
We thank Public Citizen for posting this video to their Vimeo account where more people affected by the STP expansion will have an opportunity to view it.
ReEnergize Texas' Summer of Solutions program is holding open office hours every Wednesday this summer from 8 am to noon to help community members fill out applications to receive free home energy audits and improvements, low-flow toilets, and free compact fluorescent lightbulbs.
During the Power Vote campaign, ReEnergize Texas talked with several State Representatives, including Donna Howard, about clean energy and climate policy. We asked all of them 3 questions which summarized our platform:
-Will you support an emissions reduction target that puts us on a path to get global CO2 concentrations down to 350ppm?
-Will you support a moratorium on all new coal-fired power plants?
-Will you support policies that will help us create 5,000,000 green jobs nationwide?