Other Reports | January 2010

When it rains, it pours — just don’t say the drought is broken, says the LCRA. Austin American-Statesman

Cap-and-trade unpopular with Central Texas agriculture. Waco Tribune-Herald

Climate change activists work to regain momentum. Houston Chronicle

CPS Energy will seek rate increase of 7.5%. San Antonio Express-News

Energy plan comes to City Council as Legislature plans review. Austin American-Statesman

Tests suggest air problems near natural gas sites in Denton County. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

TXU cheers for electric vehicles. Dallas Morning News

New study warms about water and gas drilling. KERA

Exxon defends XTO Energy deal, warns against new regulation on hydraulic fracturing. Dallas Morning News

Texans used less electricity in 2009. Dallas Morning News

Research finds link between air pollution, school absences in Texas. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Austin Energy unveils carbon calculator at expo. Austin American-Statesman

What would John Galt do… about global warming? Deny it. Austin Chronicle

Texas town welcomed drilling, now fears pollution. Associated Press

Exelon plans to apply for nuclear permit. Victoria Television Group

CPS, departed GM strike a deal. San Antonio Express-News

Natural-gas sites don’t have air problems: Regulators. NBCDFW

Southwestern strikes deal to get all power from wind. Austin American-Statesman

‘Ike Dike’ plan stalls in Harris County. KTRK

Plano celebrates first LEED certification for existing building. Plano Star-Courier

T. Boone Pickens cuts GE wind turbine order in half. Dallas Morning News

Comanche Peak nuclear power plant’s water needs to be discussed. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

City launches carbon calculator, hosts climate expo. Austin Chronicle

US biofuels policies flawed, study finds. Oil & Gas Journal

CPS Energy GM walks out of nuclear meeting. San Antonio Express-News

EPA rulings could force pollution cuts in Texas. Dallas Morning News

Texas breaks record for Winter electricity demand. Dallas Morning News

The mysterious death of a done nuclear deal. San Antonio Current

Austin receives $4.8M in stimulus green job funds. Austin Business Journal

CPS says its stake in STP is protected. San Antonio Current

If you drive, corn most likely has seeped into your gas tank. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Mayor wants nuclear partners to settle. San Antonio Express-News

Agency says natural gas, renewables set to grow. Fort Worth Business Press

Chesapeake sells $2.25 billion in Barnett Shale production. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

EPA regional chief an activist. Houston Chronicle

Climate legislation would cost Texas Instruments, other chipmakers. Dallas Morning News

CPS Energy wins courtroom skirmish. KSAT

Gov. Bobby Jindal pressed to take greenhouse gases more seriously. New Orleans Times-Picayune

NM governor takes aim at coal-fired power plants. Carlsbad Current-Argus

Shale dilemma gets airing on national stage. Shreveport Times

Sen. Mary Landrieu working to block greenhouse gas decision by EPA. New Orleans Times-Picayune

NM gets funds for green job training. Associated Press

Five more solar plants planned for NM. KRWG

Forest carbon offsets in the Ozarks. New York Times

Richardson: NM has earned clean energy title. Associated Press

Another natural gas pipeline project proposed for the region. Shreveport Times

PNM, negotiators achieve solar pact. New Mexico Business Weekly

NMSU part of $44 million study. KRWG

Hurricane Katrina damage to power infrastructure should be paid for by federal government, Entergy says in lawsuit. New Orleans Times-Picayune

NM environmental group alliance announces legislative priorities. Carlsbad Current-Argus

Suit could block state action on carbon emissions. New Mexico Business Weekly

NM Indian tribe hopes to profit from solar energy. Associated Press

Richardson wants to set course for green economy. Associated Press

Natural gas vehicles pushed. WBRZ

Moving endangered woodpeckers to St. Tammany. Associated Press

Gulf observation system has a full year of data. Thibodaux Daily Comet

3 N.M. Gas Plants To Add Pollution Controls In Deal. KOAT

Federal Grant Will Help New Mexico Develop ‘Green Jobs.’KOAT

Lawsuit: N.M. butterfly vulnerable to extinction. Associated Press

Audubon Society sanctuary considers allowing oil and gas drilling. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Greenhouse gas decision is target of coordinated protest by Louisiana agencies. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Environmental group plans to sue over coal ash at San Juan mine. New Mexico Independent

Strongest hurricanes may double in frequency, study says. National Geographic News

New anti-smog restrictions could warm planet. NPR

EPA makes gains with Energy Star program, but US housing stock remains woefully ‘sick.’ Daily Climate

UN climate panel reviewing natural disasters claim: report. Agence France-Presse

UN climate chief Rajendra Pachauri ‘got grants through bogus claims.’ Sunday Times

Copenhagen dampens banks’ green commitment. Guardian

Past decade warmest on record, NASA data shows. New York Times

Senators want to bar EPA greenhouse gas limits. New York Times

UN climate report riddled with errors on glaciers. Associated Press

Lawns may contribute to global warming. Christian Science Monitor

Pacific’s rising acid levels threatening marine life. Seattle Times

Expanding use of wind power feasible, but may be costly. New York Times

Mt. Rainier’s retreating glaciers are making a mess. Christian Science Monitor

Obama’s setback dims prospects for US climate bill. Associated Press

Senate not seen passing climate bill in 2010. Reuters

Reid sticks to spring climate-bill schedule. The New Republic

UN panel’s glacier warning is criticized as exaggerated. New York Times

UN seeks responsibility for climate talks. Wall Street Journal

Even plants may not like a warmer world. Time

China to tackle climate change challenges to agriculture. Xinhua

Fossil fuel use in 2034? Not much different. New York Times

Arctic shift brought this winter’s chill. Earthweek

California panel considers money from climate rules. New York Times

Exclusive: 2009 hottest year on record in Southern Hemisphere. ScienceNOW

Podesta and Pickens stump for natural gas. New York Times

Energy Department awards $187 million for development of efficient cars and trucks. New York Times

Obama unveils $2.3 billion in clean technology tax breaks. BusinessGreen

Largest US farm group rallies against climate bill. Reuters

Pope denounces failure to forge new climate treaty. Associated Press

Green jobs: Blue-collar or white coat? Wall Street Journal

California wants EPA to slow down climate rules. Reuters

Disappearing options. Daily Climate

Kyoto to Copenhagen: Why UN’s glacial global warming talks need overhaul. Christian Science Monitor

Trash to gas: Landfill energy projects increasing. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

China tries a new tack to go solar. New York Times

W.Va. experts say climate change debate is over. Associated Press

Beleaguered US climate bill seeks Obama lift. Reuters

Experts: Cold snap doesn’t disprove global warming. Associated Press

Senate faces climate-change challenge. Hearst Newspapers

Bingaman: Cap and trade bill unlikely this year. Associated Press

France tries to thrash out new carbon tax formula.
Reuters

Environmental refugees unable to return home. New York Times

Sun, wind and wave-powered: Europe unites to build renewable energy ‘supergrid.’ Guardian

Heat will grow on energy bill. Hearst Newspapers

Fight global warming, get $1,100 a year. CNN

Brazil’s Lula signs law cutting CO2 emissions. Agence France-Presse

Reinsurer: Catastrophe costs down in ’09. Associated Press

More carbon dioxide may create a racket in the seas. New York Times

How do I know China wrecked the Copenhagen deal? I was in the room.Guardian