San Antonio Integrates 21st Century Low Carbon Technology in 20th Century Energy Systems

Nov 06, 2013, 15:23 ET from Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New energy technology delivers much needed carbon emission reduction and energy independence to the U.S. In 2012 carbon emissions were down by 3.8%, the lowest level for U.S. emissions since 1994. In San Antonio, nationally recognized authorities make the case for an "All-of-the-Above" energy world at Texas Renewables 2013. Texas Renewables 2013 takes place November 11 – 13 in San Antonio, TX at the Omni Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio, TX.

Texas Renewables 2013 co-organizer Michael Burke said, "When it comes to renewable energy implementation, San Antonio 'gets it' and is a national leader. Most know of the economic and air quality benefits. But few understand, as we do, the enormous opportunity to also conserve precious water in the process." Personifying the "All of the Above" theme of the conference, Burke is not only the founder of San Antonio Clean Technology Forum and an initiator of San Antonio's Mission Verde Alliance, he also is former President and Chief Executive Officer of Tesoro Petroleum Corp.

Former San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger opens the program on Nov. 12, describing San Antonio's successful efforts to marry renewable energy and energy efficiency with local economic development and job creation.  Doyle N. Beneby, President and Chief Executive Officer of CPS Energy, will shine additional light on the San Antonio story with his luncheon address regarding opportunities and challenges for renewable energy in an "all-of-the-above" utility generating portfolio. "I'm thrilled that TREIA has chosen San Antonio to host its 'All of the Above' renewable conference, since that's exactly what CPS Energy is working towards – a pragmatic, balanced generation portfolio that reduces the carbon intensity of its fleet, mitigates regulatory risk and keeps rates low," said Beneby.

The conference also will examine opportunities for renewable energy in military operations.  Several San Antonians will address this topic, including Brigadier General Robert Labrutta of the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio.

Additional details regarding TREIA's conference is at the organization's website,

Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association, TREIA, is a non-profit association representing hundreds of companies, organizations and individuals.  Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, it is the key trade and advocacy organization representing the full spectrum of renewable energy industries and interests.

Contact: Debrah Dubay Dubay Communications
Phone: 512-627-3782

SOURCE Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association