Almost half of San Antonio’s GHG emissions come from the sources that supply our buildings with energy. Reducing the carbon impact of our energy generation is one of the single most impactful actions we can take to slow climate change. In partnership with CPS Energy and with assistance from the American Cities Climate Challenge, San Antonio is focusing on a transition from fossil fuel energy sources to a less carbon-intensive portfolio.
The graph below displays the source of San Antonio’s electricity generation throughout the years. In order to power homes and businesses, a combination of renewables, coal, gas and nuclear are utilized.
American Cities Climate Challenge
The American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC) is an unprecedented opportunity for 25 ambitious cities to deepen and accelerate efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for their residents. It provides the City with access to the country’s leading technical assistance providers around a variety issues such as reducing vehicle miles traveled and advancing transportation electrification.
The ACCC is progressing Public Transit Speed, Reliability, & User Experience, EV Charging Infrastructure, High-Frequency Public Transit Network and Enhanced Commuter Incentives.
Learn more about ACCC
The City’s Climate Action & Adaptation Plan includes a slate of mitigation strategies aimed at preventing emissions from greenhouse gases.
One of the mitigation strategies under the theme of reducing energy consumption is a commercial and multi-family benchmarking and disclosure
ordinance. Energy benchmarking is the process of regularly measuring a building's energy use, tracking its performance over time, and comparing
its performance to that of similar buildings.
Learn more about Benchmarking
Energy Efficiency Fund
The Energy Efficiency Fund is one of the only programs in the state that provides ongoing funding to municipal building projects.
Learn more about the Energy Efficiency Fund
Increasing carbon-free energy is one of the single most impactful actions we can take to slow climate change. You can find an introduction to solar and a few resources to help you get started below.
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Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP)
CPS Energy’s Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP) is an energy conservation program that provides financial incentives to residential and commercial customers.
Learn more about STEP