Other Reports | February 2009

City readies tree code for vote.Denton Record-Chronicle

Growing green energy industry may create job opportunities for students / Despite interest, UT fails to offer training programs in alternative energy. Daily Texan

Harris County ahead of ‘going green’ curve. Houston Chronicle

More businesses, homes tap into green power / Geothermal, wind and solar sources gain more support across state, area. Longview News-Journal

Proposed plant expansion concerns environmentalists. News 8 Austin

Wind blows change into Concho Valley. San Angelo Standard-Times

STP to compete for government loans. Bay City Tribune

SMU professor, energy industry debate pollution study. Fort Worth Business Press

Island of the lost / Recovery lags on Galveston’s North Side. Texas Observer

The future of green in Central Texas / Region challenged to take movement from hype to habit.Austin Business Journal

Rebates, purchase plans and Legislature make brighter day for solar power. Dallas Morning News

Obama sees Houston as a model for energy efficiency. Houston Chronicle

Las Brisas officials: EPA act will not affect us. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

New rules for gas drilling proposed.Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Opposing view on global warming will be aired / ‘Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant,’ noted skeptic will tell audience at UT. Austin American-Statesman

Hurricane could wipe out emergency center. Victoria Advocate

Doctors fight planned Corpus Christi coke-fired power plant. Environment News Service

Noise nuisance: Turbines spark debate at commissioners court.Jacksboro Gazette-News

Lawmakers, others eye green-collar jobs. Austin American-Statesman

Lawmakers hope more plug in to electric hybrids. Houston Chronicle

Fort Worth entrepreneurs try to make electric cars a thing of the now. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Oncor Electric ponies up to help homeowners, businesses install solar.Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Protesters march, spread message to keep Las Brisas out of city. 6 News

Oil industry ready to work on global warming. New York Times

Texas’ image may hurt its place at national energy regulation table.Dallas Morning News

Speakers say coal has staying power.Houston Chronicle

Price may be key in cutting emissions. Dallas Morning News

More energy-efficient gasoline cars the best alternative, oil execs say.Dallas Morning News

Natural gas producers heartened by shift toward clean energy. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas ranchers and farmers struggle in drought. New York Times

Selling Verde / Open the power grid, rehab our homes, bring the jobs, get it done by May. San Antonio Current

Austin poised to reject nuclear-plant expansion. Austin American-Statesman

Barnett Shale drilling causes nearly as much air pollution as vehicles in the Metroplex, a study says. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Visitors passing through / Audubon Society study ties bird migration shift to climate change. Houston Chronicle

Texas electricity rates soar under deregulation. Associated Press

Plug-in hybrid cars spark hopes, questions on cutting pollution. Dallas Morning News

Debris from Hurricane Ike fills Galveston Bay / Texas has a record $39 million to spend on the cleanup that could start this week. Houston Chronicle

Ranchers struggle after Hurricane Ike. KHOU 11 News

Fort Worth-based company looks to expand with solar incentives. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Fort Worth oilman gives $18 million to University of Texas. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Lawmakers look for ways to build solar industry / While state leads in wind, it lags in solar power. Austin American-Statesman

Baker Institute experts urge Obama administration to extend space shuttle operations, refocus NASA on energy and climate concerns. Houston Chronicle

Wind energy boom blows work to port. Brazosport Facts

Teague talks energy with Legislature. Associated Press

Ruling denies call for panel to disclose conflicts. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

New bills seek to combat global warming. Arkansas News

Challenges of corn ethanol make sugar more attractive. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Arkansas retiree helped design all-electric car. Associated Press

National Guard goes green to conserve energy, cost. Associated Press

Sold on solar panels. Associated Press

Nuclear energy incentive bill clears House committee. Norman Transcript

Corps of Engineers cutting costs on storm barriers, levee officials fear.New Orleans Times-Picayune

Coal plant cost passes $2 billion, seen rising. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

How much will climate change cost New Mexico? New Mexico Independent

Business group blasts Western Climate Initiative. Oil & Gas Journal

Government sues Big Cajun II plant owner. Baton Rouge Advocate

Burning questions surround Entergy plant / New report delays savings projection. New Orleans Times-Picayune

After news of EPA air controls, AES drops coal-fired plant plan. Tulsa World

2 nuclear power plant bills advance to Oklahoma House floor.Oklahoman

Bill gives control over pores to land-owners / Subsurface spaces could be used to store greenhouse gases.Santa Fe New Mexican

Bills offer tax break for green power use in Oklahoma. Oklahoman

EPA directive could hinder Entery’s plans for the Little Gypsy power plant. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Film studio has sights set on green recognition. New Orleans City Business

Oklahoma energy official pushes alternatives. Tulsa World

Cutting coal use with sunshine / How solar-thermal energy could shrink coal plants’ carbon footprint.Technology Review

Salamander losses in Mexico, Guatemala cause worry. Reuters

Public Service Commission discusses Little Gypsy plant in executive session. New Orleans Times-Picayune

NM Guard goes green to conserve energy. Associated Press

Three decades later, the debate over nuclear energy returns. Norman Transcript

Egolf proposes tax districts for solar loans. Santa Fe New Mexican

Wind energy can produce revenue for those who pay up front.Oklahoma Gazette

Nucor wavers on building plant.New Orleans Times-Picayune

Entergy poised to convert natural gas power plant to coal-burning facility.New Orleans Times-Picayune

Official wants air study for power plant Associated Press

Wave power for San Francisco? New York Times

Nuclear waste: Yucca Mountain’s scrapped, so what now? Wall Street Journal

Budget expects revenue from limits on emissions. Washington Post

Obama vows support for renewables – and a carbon cap. New York Times

Shifting gears: Obama budget favors renewables, hurts oil. Wall Street Journal

Climate fears are driving ‘ecomigration’ across globe.Washington Post

Harry Reid: Federal action trumps states’ rights on energy. Wall Street Journal

Antarctica: A meeting of polar and political minds. Associated Press

FedEx CEO: Use of foreign oil threatens US economy. Associated Press

Coal ash: How industry and the EPA failed to stop a growing environmental disaster. Center for Public Integrity

U.S., China focus on economy, climate change. Associated Press

Green billions fertilize the U.S. economic stimulus package.Environment News Service

Bubbles of warming, beneath the ice.Los Angeles Times

AP Interview: Reid pushing for climate change bill. Associated Press

Meltdown 101: Will the sun soon power our homes? Associated Press

Carbon capture for the oil sands?New York Times

Arctic’s personal greenhouse turns up the heat. New Scientist

Lizards will roast in a warming world. New Scientist

Fifth of world carbon emissions soaked up by extra forest growth, scientists find. Guardian

EPA may reverse Bush, limit carbon emissions from coal-fired plants.Washington Post

NRC adopts 1 million year rule for Yucca Mountain. Reuters

Climate science: Where next? Daily Climate

Russia: global warming to cause droughts, floods. Associated Press

World Bank warns of climate change in Andes. Associated Press

EPA near ruling on greenhouse gases. Associated Press

Obama compares oil sands to coal.Associated Press

Stimulus expected to add jobs to update energy system. McClatchy Newspapers

Obama ready to tap offshore oil, wind power. McClatchy Newspapers

Scientists: Pace of climate change exceeds estimates. Washington Post

Is American ready to quit coal? New York Times

How America can turn China green.Newsweek

New signs of climate change: shifting seasons, warmer Antarctica.Chicago Tribune

Congressional leaders work to pass stimulus before Presidents’ Day.Washington Post

Conferenced stimulus bill retains renewable energy provisions.RenewableEnergyWorld.com

‘Nuclear pork’ cut out of final recovery and reinvestment package.Environment News Service

Ethanol, just recently a savior, is struggling. New York Times

Fires, floods pressure Australia govt on climate. Reuters

Sea levels would rise unevenly as ice sheet melts, study says. Globe and Mail

Study: Climate change may reshuffle western weeds. Associated Press

Obama wants home appliances to be more energy-efficient. USA Today

Report: US, China must cooperate on climate change. Associated Press

Early push positioned states for green jobs now. Associated Press

Democrats pen principles for climate-change bills. Washington Post

New forecasts aim to help with wind energy. Associated Press

Dark days for green energy. New York Times

California farms, vineyards in peril from warming, U.S. energy secretary warns. Los Angeles Times

Australia plans $26 billion stimulus package. Associated Press

Obama, EU boost tidal energy’s outlook. Bloomberg

Calif. weighs tough TV energy standards.
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Efficiency and recycling at the Super Bowl. New York Times

Drought warning as tropics expand.New Scientist

Two children should be limit, says green guru. London Times