Update: Solar Superstar San Antonio adds even more solar

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Author: Johanna Neumann

Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

(413) 256-6434

On staff: 2001-2003; 2005-present
B.S., Tufts University

Johanna directs strategy and staff for Environment America's energy campaigns at the local, state and national level. In her prior positions, she led the campaign to ban smoking in all Maryland workplaces, helped stop the construction of a new nuclear reactor on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and helped build the support necessary to pass the EmPOWER Maryland Act, which set a goal of reducing the state’s per capita electricity use by 15 percent. She also currently serves on the board of Community Action Works. Johanna lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family, where she enjoys growing dahlias, biking and the occasional game of goaltimate.

San Antonio continues its role as a Solar Superstar today when the city's municipally-owned utility CPS Energy committed to 300MW of solar, enough to power more than 50,000 homes. San Antonio is already a solar leader. It qualified as a  "Solar Superstar" in Environment America Research & Policy Center's recent Shining Cities report, ranking 6th in the country for the amount of installed solar per capita. Today's announcement is the first move in an initiative which seeks to add 900 megawatts of solar to replace some of the utility’s existing older, dirtier power generation capacity.

“Solar energy helps San Antonio combat global warming, reduce local air pollution, strengthen the electric grid and stabilize energy costs for residents. It’s exciting to see CPS Energy recognize its incredible value with continued investments in this clean, virtually limitless energy source," said Environment Texas Executive Director Luke Metzger.

 

Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Author: Johanna Neumann

Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

(413) 256-6434

On staff: 2001-2003; 2005-present
B.S., Tufts University

Johanna directs strategy and staff for Environment America's energy campaigns at the local, state and national level. In her prior positions, she led the campaign to ban smoking in all Maryland workplaces, helped stop the construction of a new nuclear reactor on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and helped build the support necessary to pass the EmPOWER Maryland Act, which set a goal of reducing the state’s per capita electricity use by 15 percent. She also currently serves on the board of Community Action Works. Johanna lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family, where she enjoys growing dahlias, biking and the occasional game of goaltimate.