San Antonio's Energy Future Spelled "Oil & Gas"

San Antonio's Energy industry has been a top priority for several years, but the discovery of the Eagle Ford Shale will prove to outweigh the hopes of any who wanted to brand the town as a renewable energy city.  While it will be great to have the new companies relocating in Texas, don't be surprised if their impact is dwarfed by the oil companies in the Eagle Ford.

"Turning San Antonio into a renewable energy and sustainable development hub has been on Mayor Julián Castro's agenda since 2001, and Friday, he and local industry leaders gave the nation a glimpse of how the city is adopting sustainable energy while witnessing a boom in conventional fuel exploration in the nearby Eagle Ford shale.""Castro called in to Ira Flatow's National Public Radio's 'Talk of the Nation: Science Friday' program, which was broadcast from the Witte Museum. Castro told the audience he wants to make San Antonio 'the new energy capital of the world,' a declaration that echoes his announcement in June that four clean energy-related companies intend to move their headquarters to San Antonio."

"The move, Castro hopes, will be a step forward in solidifying San Antonio as the nation's leader in clean energy."

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