Other Reports | October 2009

Lewisville woman takes aim at utility bills with ‘zero energy’ home. Dallas Morning  News

West Texas town recasts itself as wind-power hub. Wall Street Journal

The great drought of 2009 is largely over. How bad was it? Houston Chronicle

Chinese and American partners to build massive West Texas wind farm. New York Times

Exxon: Profits down, support for carbon tax and nat gas up. Wall Street Journal

Valero CEO hits climate bill. Hearst News Service

Nuclear cost estimate rises by as much as $4 billion. San Antonio Express-News

Wind power generates green economy in West Texas. Dow Jones Newswires

Watering restrictions loosened across Central Texas. Austin Americans-Statesman

Council unanimously passes wind ordinance to allow residential turbines. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

FPL builds private transmission line in Texas. Reuters

A natural solution to unnatural grass.Houston Chronicle

Mayor wants council unified on STP. San Antonio Express-News

Fort Worth gets $22 million in federal stimulus to build recycled-wastewater pipeline. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Power plant not plugged in. Odessa American

City moving slowly on sustainability. San Antonio Express-News

City, state seek alternative to running gas pipeline through east Fort Worth neighborhood. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Does climate pollution not count? and  Spillar responds on carbon footprint. Austin Chronicle

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison unveils study showing cap and trade will be bad for Texas. Dallas Morning News

Houston to host 2010 Shell Eco-marathon. Houston Business Journal

Mayor proposes ‘Energize Austin’ solar initiatve. Austin American-Statesman

Dell Gets a Solar Grove in Round Rock. Jetson Green

Residents help restore oyster beds wrecked by Ike. Galveston Daily News

Change of view for Houston among mayoral hopefuls. Associated Press

Big oil presses issue of climate bills’ cost. Houston Chronicle

Soot levels a new test for Ship Channel. Houston Chronicle

It’s in the Sweetwater: Texans wax poetic over wind power. Wall Street Journal

State tests show low levels of air pollutants near natural gas facilities. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Chesapeake Energy works to improve image in Fort Worth. Dallas Morning News

U.S. hunters, anglers lobby for climate bill. Reuters

PBPA speakers see growing focus on carbon dioxide. Midland Reporter-Telegram

Solar city: Austin sees huge potential for solar power, thanks to satellites.Wall Street Journal

Sierra Club protests permits for power plants. Daily Texan

Texas oil, chemical industries worry EPA crackdown on pollution permits could get costly. Associated Press

Texas wind power is blowing in the bucks. Houston Chronicle

Tenaska power plant debated. Abilene Reporter-News

EDF provides map of green jobs, with a side of optimism. Dallas Morning News

CPS boosting low-income aid. San Antonio Express-News

CPS votes to lower share in nuclear plant. San Antonio Express-News

Adding renewable power doesn’t have to hurt poor, some say. Austin American-Statesman

CPS Energy faced with tough trade-offs. San Antonio Express-News

Oil, gas producers’ interests diverge over climate debate. Forth Worth Business News

Companies eye wetlands to offset carbon emissions. Houston Chronicle

Last night was the warmest Houston night ever recorded in October or September. Houston Chronicle

Feds and Texas environmental agency parley over air issues. Austin American-Statesman

Texas firm will tap power of the Gulf. Houston Chronicle

Pickens becomes unlikely environmentalist hero. Bloomberg

Public Citizen sues state, urging regulation of carbon dioxide emissions. Dallas Morning News

Finding a green lining in Houston’s clouds of pollution. KHOU

Perry named chairman of oil group that opposes climate change legislation. Dallas Morning News

Stimulus money helps Lubbock go green. KFDA

New climate bill supports further natural gas production. Fort Worth Business Press

EPA proposes regulation of greenhouse gases, with consequences for Texas. Austin American-Statesman

Air-quality tests raise questions about natural gas wells in the Barnett Shale. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Proponents get a whiff of manure’s potential. Houston Chronicle

Padre Island National Seashore on environmental groups’ list of parks at risk of climate change damage. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Study pushes for solar homes in Texas. Dallas Morning News

World’s largest wind farm opens in West Texas. Dallas Morning News

Demonstrators support proposed EPA ruling. Brazoria County Facts

Peninsula’s future still uncertain. Galveston County Daily News

Judge tosses last challenge against Sandy Creek power plant. Waco Tribune-Herald

NRG to try replacing coal with grass. Dallas Morning News

How will cap and trade affect Houston? KTRK

Texas utilities’ rejection of stimulus funds could lead to higher bills for customers. Dallas Morning News

US Chamber loses members on climate change issue. Dallas Morning News

Natural gas industry demanding a bigger energy spotlight. Fort Worth Business Press

Laura Miller’s clean coal plant seeks stimulus funding. Dallas Morning News

EPA moves to limit greenhouse-gas emissions from major polluters. Dallas Morning News

Pickens: OSU town hall will be among his last. Associated Press

What does the green movement mean for oil and gas? Thibodaux Daily Comet

Entergy asks to cancel Little Gypsy coal-burning project, citing new environmental regulations. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Luján to contribute with pro-natural gas congressional group. Farmington Daily Times

Hurricane Katrina used to fuel case for legislation to reduce greenhouse gases. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Natural gas catching fire. New Mexico Independent

Stimulus funds NM housing, energy projects. New Mexico Business Weekly

Global warming rally has N.O. tune.New Orleans Times-Picayune

Ark. energy companies make case for climate bill. Associated Press

Corps’ commander: N.O. can’t be completely protected from flooding.WWL-TV

Congressional members join natural gas caucus and DeSoto a nationwide hot spot for gas drilling. Shreveport Times

LAGCOE to open amid national, local energy debate. Opelousas Daily World

Heinrich, Lujan back successful solar power initiative. New Mexico Independent

Orthodox patriarch pleads for environmental action. San Antonio Express-News

Planners’ role in New Orleans’ recovery from Hurricane Katrina to be evaluated. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Southeast US exposed to climate change impact – Oxfam. Reuters

La. falls short in energy efficiency.WBRZ

Arkansas, Missouri rank at bottom of energy-efficiency study. KAIT

N.M. Environment Department puts greenhouse gas rule on hold. Farmington Daily Times

Global warming suit gets go-ahead. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Group: Clean energy aids La.WBRZ

Environmental official promises review of coastal restoration program. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Does cap and trade pose threat to Oklahoma business? KOTV

NM project would link nation’s 3 electric grids. Associated Press

Coastal restoration lagging, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation reports. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Colorado governor touts state’s ‘new energy economy’ at peak oil conference. Associated Press

Ready for next storm? How about a floating house? Associated Press

Solar power outshining Colorado’s gas industry. Associated Press

Arkansas business group seeks passage of federal clean energy bill.Stephens Media

Alternative energy solutions discussed at TU conference. Tulsa World

Coastal Louisiana could see resurgence in energy exploration, production. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Wetlands loss linked to Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas pipelines in new study. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Lean, green machines / Contractors wary of emissions laws calling for heavy equipment overhaul. New Orleans City Business

Gore discusses climate impasse with Mexican leader. Associated Press

Navajo leader seeks grant for power plant. Associated Press

PNM to leave US Chamber of Commerce over climate. KOAT

Key U.S. states, issues in climate bill fight. Reuters

EPA ordered to reconsider New Mexico power plant permit. New York Times

Hearings argue contrasting environmental causes. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Higher temperatures will harm many crops, report says. McClatchy Newspapers

Jellyfish: A gelatinous invasion. Time

Europe suggests emissions limits on small trucks. New York Times

EU leaders debate climate aid to poor at summit. Associated Press

Turmoil from climate change poses security risks. Associated Press

UN climate chief doubts full treaty this year.
Associated Press

Poll position: Cap-and-trade losing support, NBC/WSJ survey finds. Wall Street Journal

White House steps up climate efforts. New York Times

US envoy: No bilateral climate deal with China. NPR

Obama’s smart-grid game plan. BusinessWeek

Economics of climate change in forefront. Washington Post

Can potential incentives in climate bill spur US nuclear industry? ClimateWire

Obama team: US needs bill to lead in clean energy. Associated Press

Statisticians reject global cooling.
Associated Press

EPA: Climate bill could cost family $100 annually. Associated Press

Climate legislation would hammer US refiners, Wood Mac says. Wall Street Journal

Senate climate measure would give away most pollution permits. Bloomberg

Thousands gather worldwide on day of climate protests. Agence France-Presse

Obama hits out at climate ‘naysayers.’ Agence France-Presse

SC’s Graham: Energy, warming policies go together. Associated Press

Largest solar panel plant in US rises in Fla. Associated Press

Study sees solar costs declining. New York Times

To cut global warming, Swedes study their plates. New York Times

Poll: US belief in global warming is cooling.
Associated Press

A day built around a data point goes viral. Daily Climate

Hunters and anglers rally for climate bill. New York Times

Carbon advantage of biofuels may be overstated. Washington Post

India, China agree to cooperate on climate change. Associated Press

Rush Limbaugh goes the extra mile in rant about New York Times reporter. Guardian

‘Green’ and ‘luxurious’ in the same sentence. New York Times

Wind power: US wind energy installations booming, thanks to stimulus. Wall Street Journal

The hidden, $120 billion cost of America’s energy mix. Wall Street Journal

As time runs short for global climate treaty, nations may settle for interim steps. New York Times

Energy firms find no unity on climate bill. New York Times

Big oil looks to biofuels. Wall Street Journal

Environmental concerns delay solar projects in California desert. Los Angeles Times

We will be billions of dollars poorer when coral dies. New Scientist

Local assaults on the global climate problem. New York Times

US seeks tougher protections for polar bear. Associated Press

For wind power developers, outlook brightens. New York Times

NRC decision tests nuclear plant plans. Wall Street Journal

Shell CEO urges Senate action on climate change.
Hearst Newspapers

Congressional budget chief says climate bill would cost jobs. Wall Street Journal

Biggest obstacle to global climate deal may be how to pay for it. New York Times

Explorers: North Pole summers ice free in 10 years. Associated Press

Regional efficiency rules proposed for furnaces and air-conditioners.New York Times

Boxer: Climate bill ready. Politico

Obama Releases suppressed Bush-EPA finding that global warming endangers US. Chicago Tribune

Meet Lindsey Graham, the next GOP maverick on climate change.CimateWire

Obama urged to intensify push for climate measure. Washington Post

Soros to invest $1 billion in clean energy, form advisory group. Bloomberg

Republican senator backs climate-change effort. Reuters

Climate talks ending with dispute over saving Kyoto. Bloomberg

States not meeting renewable energy goals. USA Today

Obama wins Nobel Prize in part for confronting ‘great climatic challenges.’ Greenwire

US natural gas lobby gaining traction in Washington, DC. Financial Times

Giant, mucus-like sea blobs on the rise, pose danger. National Geographic News

Green group says US climate bill won’t hurt farms. Reuters

Senators link drilling with cap-and-trade. Houston Chronicle

EU plan to curb carbon dioxide would favor solar power. New York Times

Peak oil: The end of the oil age is near, Deutsche Bank says. Wall Street Journal

Big business pushes for climate action. Politico

Obama: Government to set global warming example. Associated Press

Hurdles remain on climate change goals. Washington Post

Florida solar group backs offshore drilling. New York Times

Renewable energy? It’s an offshore thing. Guardian

Divisions in US over emissions.New York Times

Climate bill signing ‘not going to happen’ by Copenhagen — Browner.ClimateWire

Europe bids to tax personal fuel consumption. Agence France-Presse

Report: Climate change threatens national parks. McClatchy

Cap and trade: Will the Senate go for carbon tariffs, too? Wall Street Journal

Senate may seek greater US carbon cuts than House. Bloomberg

Report: Climate change means more hungry children. Associated Press

Climate change happening faster than predicted, new report says. Dallas Morning News

EPA moves to curtail greenhouse gas emissions. New York Times

China: Serious about climate change? Time