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CPS Energy’s Bartley resigns

More outstanding reporting by Tracy Idell Hamilton and Anton Caputo, who have been writing story after story about the secrecy at CPS Energy. The city-owned utility spent the summer touting a proposed $13 billion expansion of the South Texas Project nuclear plant. Problem is, the actual price could be as much as $4 billion higher … Read more

CPS Energy failed to tell public true nuke estimate

Nice scoop by Anton Caputo and Tracy Idell Hamilton: CPS Energy knew a year ago that contractor Toshiba Inc. wanted at least $4 billion more than San Antonio was willing to pay for the nuclear expansion, according to several sources close to the deal. Despite this, utility officials used a much lower figure as they … Read more

Small-town newspaper keeps tabs on South Texas Project nuclear plant

The San Antonio Express-News has been delving into many story angles about the proposed expansion of the South Texas Project nuclear plant near Bay City. CPS Energy wants to invest more than $5 billion for two new reactors, which has touched off a heated debate in San Antonio. For today’s story about nuclear safety, I … Read more

New links: Water, nuclear energy and $400 million at stake

More food for thought about the South Texas Project nuclear plant, which has applied to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build two new reactors: Read more about CPS Energy: Tracking the safety record of a nuclear plant Express-News Reporter Tracy Idell Hamilton revealed Sunday the city could be on the hook for $400 million in … Read more

Missed the nuclear debate? Catch the videos

If you missed this week’s debate about nuclear energy, Public Citizen posted complete videos of the Clean Tech Forum at the Pearl Brewery. At issue is whether CPS Energy should invest at least $5.2 billion in two new reactors at the South Texas Project nuclear plant in Matagorda County. Read more about CPS Energy: Readers … Read more

How two newspapers teamed up to cover a nuclear plant

As South Texas deals with a seemingly never-ending drought, San Antonio Express-News Environmental Reporter Anton Caputo teamed up with Austin American-Statesman Reporter Asher Price for a story about the water supply that cools nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project in Matagorda County. The utility companies of both cities own a stake in STP, which … Read more