21 Oct 2011 21:59 ♥ 16
Check it out! San Antonio’s energy efficiency efforts have been spotlighted in The Economist:
Julián Castro, San Antonio’s mayor, argues that the energy efficiency is a complement to [solar energy], rather than a competitor. “One of the ways to bridge the time that those renewables need is by reducing the need for new energy,” he says.
It may be that cities like San Antonio are unusually well-placed to pursue energy efficiency. Having a municipally-owned utility, for example, helps local politicians plan an energy portfolio that meshes with their other concerns.
Snagged this link from Mayor Julián Castro’s Facebook page.