Other Reports | July 2009

Exxon sees natural gas potential with new drilling technique. Dallas Morning News

Extra green lets you go green after disaster. Houston Chronicle

Residents doubtful on CPS nuke plan and CPS Energy promoting expansion of STP nuclear plant. San Antonio Express-News

Shift from corn to cob looks promising for future biofuels.Houston Chronicle

Get ready: Lack of rain is a sign of the times. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Exelon ends bid to take over NRG. Victoria Advocate

Wind power wanted, but getting here from there proves touchy. Austin American-Statesman

Texas drought losses reach $3.6 billion / Losses could exceed $4.1 billion by end of 2009. Texas A&M press release

One year later: Pickens Plan impacts energy debate. Fort Worth Business Press

Gas lobby out in the cold on climate change? Houston Chronicle

Legislation includes ‘cattle gas tax’ exemptions. Wilson County News

All Austinites may soon shoulder extra green energy costs. Austin American-Statesman

Island’s trees running out of time. Galveston Daily News

Cornyn was top beneficiary of oil and gas money in 2008 — but in 2010 it’s Bill White. Dallas Morning News

City could relax rules for wind turbines. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Grand Parkway plan gets boost from stimulus funds. Houston Chronicle

Austin’s clean energy program costing more, selling less. Austin American-Statesman

Oncor to seek stimulus funds for smart meters. Waxahachie Daily Light

Pickens says Texas Panhandle wind project still alive. Bloomberg

CPS Energy pitches nuclear plans. San Antonio Express-News

Texas size drought taking toll on farmers, ranchers. Sealy News

T. Boone Pickens fueling dialogue on clean-energy efforts. Dallas Morning News

Pickens paring down wind farm project. Dallas Morning News

Carbon dioxide debate lingers. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Doggett denies reports White House pressured him into voting for climate bill. San Antonio Current

Congressmen call energy bill ‘disastrous.’ Galveston Daily News

CPS plans to sell excess energy. San Antonio Express-News

CPS $13 billion nuke figure spins against renewables. San Antonio Current

Exelon delays plans. Victoria Advocate

Algae could become ethanol. Brazosport Facts

AT&T updating plans to convert vehicles to run on natural gas. Dallas Morning News

Uranium contamination haunts Navajo country. New York Times

Storage vs. salt / A mining company opposes a plan to store natural gas next to its extraction site. New Orleans City Business

Environmental groups want action from Obama on La. coast. Associated Press

Chesapeake Energy to invest $2B a year in La. Shreveport Times

Cash-strapped Shreveport wants mineral leases. KSLA

Navajo council OKs effort to create green jobs. Associated Press

Volunteers from across the nation help restore Louisiana coast. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Grass-roots project aims to wean Oklahomans off oil addiction. OKC Biz

National Academies panel blasts corps’ long-delayed Category 5 flood protection plan. New Orleans Times-Picayune

NM court considers dispute over auto emissions. Associated Press

Green Impact: Louisiana is on the front lines of the congressional battle over whether clean energy will create or cost jobs. New Orleans City Business

Millions in restoration has done little to stem damage. Houma Courier

Carbon dioxide bill may aid oil recovery. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Entergy proposal greeted with mild skepticism. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Corps adds New Orleans flood protection along canal. Baton Rogue Advocate

Solar project a promising way to electrify Navajo Nation. Farmington Daily Times

NM land managers to study solar possibilities. Associated Press

Algae biofuels project goes commercial. Carlsbad Current-Argus

Putting wind to work. Arkansas Times

Experts say difficult decisions ahead for saving La. coast. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Climate bill could hurt oil. Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Lincoln, Pryor have reservations about House energy bill. Springdale Morning News

Buying a sustainable economy / The record recovery act energy spending may trigger a new clean-energy industry. Chemical & Engineering News

Revealed: the secret evidence of global warming Bush tried to hide. The Observer

Energy companies opened wallets wide to sway House climate bill. Greenwire

Massive glacier in sub-Antarctic island shrinks by a fifth. Agence France-Presse

A new fight over pollution curbs takes root / Energy-intensive companies hope to counter emissions by preserving trees that might not have been at risk of destruction. Wall Street Journal

Climate bill a farm income boost, USDA estimates. Reuters

Battle over health care leaves ‘blood in the water’ for climate bill. ClimateWire

Slow, costly and often dangerous road to wind power. New York Times

Warmest June on record for global ocean surface temperature. Environment News Service

Mountaintop mining legacy: Destroying Appalachian streams. Yale Environment 360

Governors say climate policy could create jobs. Associated Press

Scientists weigh in on research money and climate fixes. New York Times

Top UN climate expert faults G-8 goal without deed. Associated Press

Army contracts to study its ‘carbon bootprint.’ Wall Street Journal

Study suggests wind power potential is much higher than current estimates. New York Times

Wal-Mart to assign new ‘green’ ratings. Wall Street Journal

Exxon to invest millions to make fuel from algae. New York Times

43 new coal plants would escape climate bill CO2 standards. Solve Climate

Arctic glacier to lose Manhattan-sized ‘tongue.’ New Scientist

Is cap and trade Dems’ next ‘BTU’? Politico

Twenty ideas that could save the world. The Guardian

India prays for rain as water wars break out. The Guardian

The two-degree solution. New York Times

Disillusioned environmentalists turn on Obama as compromiser. New York Times

NOAA’s new chief on restoring science to US climate policy. Yale Environment 360

Developing nations rebuff G-8 on curbing pollutants. New York Times

Warming Arctic could teem with life by 2030. New Scientist

NASA satellite shows ‘dramatically thinned’ Arctic ice. Agence France-Presse

Climate fight: The Senate tackles global warming bill. Wall Street Journal

Coal industry sees life or death in Senate climate debate. Greenwire

Solving the climate dilemma one billion emitters at a time. Daily Climate

Oxfam to G-8: Climate change will spread hunger. Associated Press

Climate threat to polar bears: Despite facts, doubters remain. Yale Environment 360

Coal-ash ponds threaten lives. Raleigh News & Observer

Conservative activists wage war on Republicans who voted for climate bill. Grist

The incredible shrinking sheep of Scotland. Time

ExxonMobil continuing to fund climate sceptic groups, records show.Guardian

Green buildings get boost in cap-and-trade bill. Wall Street Journal

Sea level rise: It’s worse than we thought. New Scientist

EPA gives California emissions waiver. Los Angeles Times

EPA reveals 44 higher risk coal ash sites. Associated Press

And now, climate bill’s supporters try counting to 60 in Senate. New York Times

Final words from Shell’s departing CEO. New York Times