Other Reports | March 2010

‘Green’ ideals taking root at colleges. Houston Chronicle

Scientists predict Gulf Coast beach retreat as sea level rises. Associated Press

UTPB: CO2 extraction tests planned at CEED. Midland Reporter-Telegram

Austin aiming for a grid makeover. New York Times

Power use data not so current. Houston Chronicle

EPA might require oil and gas companies to report greenhouse gas emissions. Dallas Morning News

Don’t blow it. Texas Tribune

Investing in efficiency. Texas Tribune

Solar panels on public projects stoke payback debate. Dallas Morning News

Regulators OK part of new South Texas nuclear reactor plan. Houston Chronicle

5 of top 10 mercury-emitting plants in Texas. Dallas Morning News

Questions about smart meters go beyond accuracy. Dallas Morning News

New oil and gas legislation expected from next session of Texas Legislature. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas univerisities mull student fees for green programs. Associated Press

Prof lays out scientific community’s view on climate change. News 8 Austin

State plans new environmental safety measures for gas drilling. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas, other states to offer rebates for green appliances. Austin American-Statesman

Interior: Climate change threatens migratory birds. Associated Press

Study links Dallas-area earthquakes, saltwater wells. Dallas Morning News

Energy analysts pitch climate change legislation as boon for oil. Houston Chronicle

NRG Energy to get up to $154M from government to install carbon dioxide capture system. Dallas Morning News

Some shocked by high electric bills blame Oncor’s ‘smart meters.’ Dallas Morning News

Report by environmental groups says most Texas cities do little to wring out water supplies. Austin American-Statesman

Future role of natural gas discussed at Houston energy conference. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Lawsuits against Flower Mound, Haltom City challenge denials for gas pipelines. Dallas Morning News

Setting wind power records in Texas. New York Times

Researcher finds methane plumes near natural gas facilities in Barnett Shale counties. Dallas Morning News

Texas-based refiners pledge to fund fight against California’s global warming law. Los Angeles Times

Natural gas tilts at windmills in power feud. Wall Street Journal

CPS board finalizes nuclear settlement. San Antonio Express-News

New watchdog group aims to rein in natural gas industry. Fort Worth Business Press

Energy leaders will blanket Capitol. Houston Chronicle

For buyout kingpins, the TXU utility deal gets tricky. New York Times

Report: NM greenhouse gas emissions hold steady. Associated Press

Oklahoma City’s newest library aims for energy efficiency. Oklahoman

Louisiana Generating LLC cancels plans for coal plant expansion in New Roads. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Solar dishes save Belen big bucks.Valencia County News-Bulletin

New Mexico has plenty of wind to well, but how will it get there from here? Sante Fe Reporter

Candidate for governor opposes cap-and-trade. New Mexico Independent

Storms threaten butterflies’ winter rest in Mexico. Vancouver Sun

Hydraulic fracturing study welcomed. Oklahoman

Some flood maps rely on outdated information, hurricane experts say. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Natural-gas development brings mixed impacts. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Cap-and-trade proposal would benefit La. Associated Press

State legislators hold hearing on Haynesville Shale, drinking water. Shreveport Times

Louisiana’s birds threatened by climate change, report says. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Climate’s a hot issue in Arkansas. Politico

Public voices concern on gas storage. Lafayette Advertiser

New policy would encourage Louisiana utilities to produce more electricity using renewable sources. New Orleans Times-Picayune

NM agency ponders emission petition. Cibola Beacon

White House lays out plan to restore Gulf Coast. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Katrina victims seek to sue greenhouse gas emitters. Agence France-Presse

Sierra Club attacks Lincoln.Washington Post

Experts: NM Emission cap to have little fiscal impact. Associated Press

Inhofe accused of turning climate row into ‘McCarthyite witch-hunt.’ Guardian

Ag chairwoman Lincoln rates near top for utility campaign contributions. Greenwire

NM panel hears testimony on greenhouse gas cap. Alamogordo Daily News

Nuclear power plants get little state support. Oklahoman

Landmarks, cities worldwide unplug for Earth Hour. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

After Obama’s good week, big choices confront him. Austin American-Statesman

Stimulus watch: Weatherizing program falling short. New York Times

Meat-eating vs. driving: Another climate change error? Time

Last decade warmest on record. Washington Post

California climate law would add jobs, study suggests. New York Times

How Republicans learned to reject climate change. NPR

BP, others push against federal regulation of fracturing. New York Times

Canada has warmest (7.2 °F above normal) and driest (22% below normal) winter on record. Treehugger

Global cooling is bunk, draft NASA study finds. Daily Climate

Wind energy investment of $65 billion may curb carbon. Bloomberg

Colorado increases renewables requirements. New York Times

EPA to study ‘fracking’ gas drilling method. Associated Press

Safety issues linger as nuclear reactors shrink in size. New York Times

Is corporate America our best hope against climate change? Time

Climate change cited as Mont. leases suspended. Associated Press

Oil and gas companies warm to possibility of higher taxes at the pump. CQ Politics

Economists: Graham-Kerry’s sector-specific approach to carbon limits is less efficient. Solve Climate

Money spent on tar sands projects could decarbonise western economies. Guardian

Nevada wind turbine factory to create 1,000 jobs, backers say. New York Times

Natural gas lobby to Senate: Add us to ‘clean’ energy standard. The Hill

Climate change threatens migratory birds, report says. New York Times

How fundraising helped shape Obama’s green agenda. Times

Obama pushes climate change in White House meeting. Reuters

California to regulate ‘most potent’ greenhouse gas. New York Times

Outside science academies to review warming panel. Associated Press

Climate goal is supported by China and India. New York Times

Democrats revolt over energy. Wall Street Journal

Methane bubbles in Arctic seas stir warming fears. Reuters

European Commission eyes carbon tax. Associated Press

Darwin foes add warming to targets. New York Times

Utility group to Waxman: We don’t doubt climate science. The Hill

Can the climate-bill trio appease big oil? New Republic

The Chamber of Commerce vs. climate science. Mother Jones

Clean tech: A new way to hasten energy solutions. Time

Obama pushes rebates for energy improvements. NPR

Scientists taking steps to defend work on climate. New York Times

Cyber bullying rises as climate data are questioned. Daily Climate

Climate change may extend allergy season – study. Reuters

Senators to propose abandoning cap-and-trade. Washington Post

Al Gore takes aim at climate change skeptics. Reuters

Climate scientists quizzed by British lawmakers. Associated Press

Independent board to review work of top climate panel. New York Times

Two key House Dems move to block EPA regulatory authority. Greenwire

China says no emissions cap for now. Agence France-Presse