Other Reports | September 2009

Power purchase agreement with NRG seals Houston solar farm deal. Houston Business Journal

Groups call on EPA to halt Tenaska. Abiliene Reporter-News

This just in: Carbon dioxide is good for plants. Dallas Morning News

Push sought on renewable energy. Houston Chronicle

Hearing focuses Texas opposition to climate bill / Perry, others say the measure would cost jobs. Houston Chronicle

Advocates concerned Austin Energy plans will hurt poor, elderly / Push for renewable energy, other reasons, are expected to drive up electricity rates. Austin American-Statesman

Nukes mean mines / Are we digging a new toxic legacy before the last one’s filled in? San Antonio Current

Report: Fossil fuels’ subsidies far outpace renewables’. Houston Chronicle

Natural gas producers to start lobbying effort. Dallas Morning News

Texas director of Public Citizen receives $100,000 award. Dallas Morning News

Water helps fuel debate on the STP.San Antonio Express-News

Relief funds slow to flow. Galveston Daily News

Galveston’s west end is hot property / A year after Hurricane Ike flattened it, beachfront homes are finding buyers. KTRK-TV

Unsettled claims and unsettled lives.Houston Chronicle

Data challenge belief El Niño now stronger. Houston Chronicle

Valero betting ‘poor’ climate bill won’t pass. Bloomberg

EPA: AISD is 8th largest ‘Green Power’ purchaser among U.S. governments. Austin American-Statesman

Bills to rise without nuke investment.San Antonio Express-News

Life after Ike: Ranchers still struggling to recover from storm.KHOU-TV

Successful developer says ‘Galveston will be fine.’ The Galveston County Daily News

BP finds ‘giant Gulf oil field / Tiber field may hold 450 million recoverable barrels, signal that other Gulf reservoirs remain untapped, analysts say. Bloomberg

U: Toxic legacy of South Texas uranium mining. San Antonio Current

Generating your own power? Generate some payback from your utility. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

How fast can Austin cut its dependence on coal? Austin American-Statesman

Austin Energy raises ‘green energy’ goal. News 8 Austin

DOE awards $114 million cash grant to South Texas wind farm. Dallas Morning News

New windstorm rules go into effect. Galveston Daily News

NRG seeks funds for CO2 project. Houston Chronicle

Valero asks customers to call reps. San Antonio Express-News

Cost of nuke expansion expected soon. San Antonio Express-News

STP nuclear foes get to intervene on one issue, others pending. Houston Chronicle

Provocative new study warns of crossing planetary boundaries. Yale Environment 360

Ancient glaciers are disappearing faster than ever / Satellite laser measurements show change in environment for the first time. Independent

China and US try to jumpstart UN climate talks. Reuters

Stable global temperatures could stifle action on climate. New York Times

Climate Week kicks off in New York with bigwigs and big hopes. Grist

Climate change: Senate Democrats may delay legislation. Guardian

India challenges US by agreeing to impose limits on carbon emissions. London Times

Obama sets compromise on fuel economy rules. Detroit Free Press

Investors worth $13 trillion urge strong global climate treaty. Environment News Service

California feud breaks out on clean energy plan. Reuters

Interior Dept. gets ready for global warming. Associated Press

On climate, partners on Hill drift apart. Washington Post

Clean energy to create more jobs than coal: study. Reuters

New York City braces for risk of higher seas. Wall Street Journal

Arctic shortcut beckons shippers as ice thaws. New York Times

Effects of Arctic warming seen as widespread. Associated Press

Sarkozy pushes ahead with unpopular carbon tax. Agence France-Presse

A ‘nuclear renaissance’ stumbles forward. New York Times

U.K.: Global deal on climate change at risk. Associated Press

Japan’s next premier vows to cut emissions sharply. New York Times

U.S. climate change bill to compete with healthcare. Reuters

France mulls CO2 taxes on citizens. New York Times

Jan Jones: Obama’s embattled green jobs adviser resigns. Wall Street Journal

Warming in Arctic reverses 8,000 year old cooling trend. Agence France-Presse

Clean coal in China: Why it’s not a non-starter. Wall Street Journal

Mixing solar with coal to cut costs.MIT Technology Review

World must plan for climate emergency: Report. Reuters

Vast shift in bird species expected from warming. San Francisco Chronicle

U.N. reports on developing nations’ energy needs. New York Times

The water wars. San Francisco Bay Guardian

Fallout shelter: Team Obama seeks to limit reach of CO2 ruling. Wall Street Journal

Climate change bill encounters new Senate delay. Reuters

Environmentalists slow to adjust in climate debate. Washington Post

Climate trouble may be bubbling up in Far North. Associated Press