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Monday Evening Owls: San Antonio’s power provider guarantees local weather safety measures, however remains to be linked to fuel

As recorded by the Watchdog Climate Investigations Center and shared with DeSmog, CPS Energy pays over $ 50,000 annually to the American Public Gas Association (APGA) and over $ 200,000 annual dues to the American Gas Association (BUT). Both Groups advocate continued reliance on methane, such as the direct use of gas in buildings for heating and cooking, and oppose efforts to reduce emissions by electrifying sectors such as buildings and transport. your Members and Sponsors These include large utility companies as well as pipeline and fossil fuel companies such as Duke Energy, Enbridge, TransCanada and BP.

As DeSmog previously reported “Unplugged” series, the California city Palo Alto also helps fund the American Public Gas Association through membership dues of over $ 20,000 per year paid by the city’s municipal utility. Some in the community said they see this funding as a conflict with Palo Alto’s ambitious climate goals.

Similarly, several environmental activists from the San Antonio community told DeSmog that their community utility’s funding and support for the methane gas lobby was inconsistent with the a new urban climate plan to reduce the city’s CO2 emissions to zero by 2050.

To have the goal of being carbon neutral by 2050 while paying money to a gas association whose main goal is to stick to fossil fuels, yes, that’s absolutely a conflict, “he said DeeDee Belmares, a San Antonio-based climate justice organizer with the nonprofit Public Citizen. […]

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