Other Reports | September 2010

Texas regulators give permit to Gulf coal plant. Associated Press

Rice researchers push carbon dioxide tax. Houston Chronicle

Planned coal plant meets resistance. Houston Chronicle

State Fair of Texas offers glimpse of cars’ electric future. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Texas gas industry’s Potemkin Village tour. Texas Observer

TXU Energy offers free charges in Dallas-Fort Worth to spark electric-car use. Dallas Morning News

Texas leads resistance to EPA climate action. Texas Tribune

Gas pipeline data is elusive despite fatal accidents. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Half Price Books installs N. Texas’ first electric car charging station. Dallas Morning News

Pollution a burning issue at new plant. San Antonio Express-News

For chemical disaster, just add storm surge. Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Drilling can dig into land value. Denton Record-Chronicle

Group in Abilene area to tout coal, free merchandise, social media. Abilene Reporter News

Residents prefer power. Denton Record Chronicle

What does ‘green,’ ’5-star’ really mean? Austin American-Statesman

Turning a 1910 home into energy efficient home. Austin American-Statesman

Texas, EPA present draft plan to fix air permits. Associated Press

A new push by city: greener offices. Houston Chronicle

NRG Energy to acquire Green Mountain Energy. WFAA

Another round of Texas legal challences on emissions. Texas Tribune

PUC urged to dismiss controversial power line through Hill Country. Boerne Star

Does going green equal saving green for UT? The Horn

Wind backer charges politics in radar debate. Abilene Reporter News

Texas PUC moves forward on Hill Country power line. Texas Tribune

Official: EPA, Texas working on permit solution. Associated Press

Austin company’s tweaks solar panels for greater output. Austin American-Statesman

D-FW businesses, governments trying to conserve water. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Turbine plan spins onward. Denton Record-Chronicle

Fighting the power lines to protect Hill Country vistas and Remoteness a hurdle in harvesting Panhandle’s winds. Texas Tribune

Panel of experts dissects environmental issues. University of Houston Daily Cougar

A&M gets grant for new energy systems. Texas A&M Battalion

Texans testify about coal-burning power plant ash. Associated Press

Austin Energy among poorest performers in Texas’ stimulus program to fix up low-income homes. Texas Watchdog

Flower Mound extends gas drilling moratorium. Dallas Morning News

Tech, research partners to build wind turbines at Reese. Lubbock Avalance-Journal

Texas’ wind transmission project keeps rolling. Texas Tribune

In Marfa, artists cheer stall in solar project. Texas Tribune

Stimulus helps small businesses with clean energy projects. Austin American-Statesman

For drilling, how much oversight is enough? Fort Worth Star-Telegram

There’s time to plan for plug-ins, electric vehicles. San Antonio Express-News

New toxins report released. Denton Recrod-Chronicle

The Barnett Shale search for facts on fracking. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas A&M receives $10 million DOE grant for new combined heat and power generation system. Texas A&M University press release

Luminant sued by Sierra Club over coal-fired Texas power plant’s pollution. Bloomberg

Sustainability merits a role in entrepreneur’s business model. American Business Journal

Laura Miller no longer gung-ho on natural gas drilling. Dallas Morning News

CPS solar initiative encounters a setback. San Antonio Express-News

Natural gas exploration targets 3 Houston parks. Associated Press

The late, great Ogallala Aquifer. Texas Observer

Houston weathers its hottest recorded month. Houston Chronicle

Water rationing could be in Amarillo’s future. KFDA

EPA rejects Texas approach to setting new plant emissions. Houston Chronicle

State’s cap-trade plan faces hearings. Albuquerque Journal (subscription)

Barrier berm advocates not deterred by environmental regulators’ misgivings. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Coastal restoration trust fund idea backed by America’s Energy Coast. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Spill damage assessment to take years. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Two of three shoreline protection projects in East Jefferson are being protested. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Gulf oil spill: Oil concentrations in gulf waters are decreasing. Los Angeles Times

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right houses are challenging the way New Orleans homeowners think about solar energy. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Landrieu won’t vote for renewables bill unless offshore drilling proceeds. The Hill

The well is dead, but Gulf challenges live on. Associated Press

Oil spill is far from over for those who live, work along the Gulf. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Businesses make switch to solar energy. Santa Fe New Mexican

Ancient seeds in Mexico help fight warming effects. Reuters

Gulf oil spill: Bacteria mainly ate the gas, not the oil. Los Angeles Times

NM gets millions for energy projects. Associated Press

Drilling moratorium hasn’t cost many jobs, Obama administration report says. Bloomberg

Sen. Inhofe confident he’ll be EPW Chairman after midterm elections. Greenwire

Louisiana’s love-hate relationship with the oil industry. Los Angeles Times

Sustainability committee reaches out to other area communities. Sangre Chronicle

Corps of Engineers levee armoring plans have state officials concerned. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Whodunit on the bayou: Is oil or heat behind massive fish kill? Fuel Fix

Washington cracks down on abandoned Gulf wells. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

National GOP donors give big in NM gov race. Associated Press

New rules slow Gulf drilling pace in shallow water. Houston Chronicle

Gulf may avoid direst predictions after oil spill. New York Times

Oklahoma officials concerned about pollution from Texas. Oklahoman

OSU-OKC offers Oklahoma’s first degree in “green” construction. Oklahoman

Lesser prairie chicken may cripple Oklahoma’s wind energy industry. Oklahoman

Proposed emissions limits draw debate in Farmington public comment hearing. Farmington Daily Times

Wind energy project is reality. Cibola Beacon

Gulf oxygen levels are lower, but not deadly, in wake of spill, researchers report. New Orleans Times-Picayune

BP report blames itself, others for oil spill. Associated Press

Latest fire won’t extend oil drill ban – official. Reuters

A threat greater than any oil spill? Houston Chronicle

Corps headquarters gives thumbs-up to restoration projects. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Fayetteville Shale approaches crossroad. (subscription) Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Wind industry fights to defend its position as clean energy alternative. Oklahoman

Will fossil fuels or renewables reign in New Mexico? (subscription) New Mexico Business Weekly

Mariner opposed federal safety rule. Associated Press

Mariner Gulf fire sparks calls to keep drilling ban. Bloomberg

BP says limits on drilling imperil spill payouts. New York Times

BP says failed blowout preventer off Gulf well. Reuters

Water, weeds, climate change studied at UAPB farm. Lonoke Democrat

NOAA reopens more than 4,000 square miles of closed Gulf fishing area. NOAA

NMED hears opposition to cap and trade petition. Carlsbad Current-Argus

New Orleans finally recovering from post-Katrina brain drain. Solveclimate

Fayetteville shale short of expectations, but still a ‘shot in the arm’ to economy. Arkansas Business

At UN, climate ministers seek way out of stalemate. Associate Press

Browner’s green blues. Politico

Calif. wants third of its power renewable by 2020. Associated Press

World’s largest wind farm opens off UK coast. Associated Press

Fighting Prop. 23 one phone call at a time. Los Angeles Times

More signs of warming, but legislative climate still cold. Washington Post

Senate momentum builds for clean energy and jobs, but not climate. ClimateWire

China to toughen energy-efficiency standards. Victoria Advocate

Democratic, Republican senators revive push for renewable power mandate. The Hill

World powers to tackle climate amid skepticism. Agence France-Presse

Climate change skeptics sweeping GOP Senate primaries. ClimateWire

Deep within a French glacier, a melted menace. Washington Post

Climate change could benefit UK farmers. Financial Times (subscription)

TVA blueprint calls for less coal, more nuclear, gas and efficiency. Chattanooga Times Free Press

No radio, but it gets 100 miles a gallon. Wall Street Journal

UN scientists say ozone layer depletion has stopped. Agence France Presse

Record hot summer wreaks havoc. Science

2010 headed toward being hottest year on record. Washington Post

‘Rapid’ 2010 melt for Arctic ice – but no record. BBC News

Women agree with science on global warming more than men do. LiveScience

Tea party candidate upsets ‘cap and trade’ Republican in Senate primary. ClimateWire

The influence game: Renewable energy goal stalls. Washington Post

Report: 80% of states on track for greenhouse gas permitting, enforcement. Greenwire

States are climate battlegrounds. Politico

Gulf oil spill energizes foes of NY shale drilling. Reuters

China making inroads on emissions. Washington Post

EPA wants to know chemicals used in gas drilling. Associated Press

Governor to EPA: Wyo can’t regulate greenhouse gas. Associated Press

White House spurns solar panel. New York Times

12 states ask Supreme Court to review greenhouse gas ‘nuisance’ case. New York Times

Britain must adapt to ‘inevitable’ climate change, warns minister. Independent

Climate-change study: Today’s power plants aren’t the problem. Christian Science Monitor

EPA officials: Kan. must revise air permit process. Associated Press

Obama’s climate image blurs as he nears last half of presidential term. New York Times

Arctic sea ice extent in August: 2nd lowest on record. CEJournal

US won’t pass carbon-price law for power generators this year, Reid says. Bloomberg

Conservatives hammer candidates over ‘cap and trade.’ McClatchy

Australian gov’t plans to continue with mining tax. Associated Press

Climate shifts ‘not to blame’ for African civil wars. BBC News

Forest carbon stores may be massively overestimated. NewScientist

Climate: New study slashes estimate of icecap loss. Agence France-Presse

Erratic global weather threatens food security. Agence France-Presse

Carbon market won’t have US cap and trade this decade: HSBC. Bloomberg

Tony Blair: ‘Heavy price’ for climate inaction. BBC News

Amazon river level in Peru at 40-year low. BBC

Mass extinction threat: Earth on verge of huge reset button? LiveScience

EPA to issue more rules in climate fight. Reuters

Tibetan nomads struggle as grasslands disappear from the roof of the world. Reuters

Report says heat, not smart meters, biked bills. New York Times

A tale of two coasts: The East roasts while the West shivers. Climate Central

Disasters show ‘screaming’ need for action – climate chief. Agence France-Presse

Japan endures hottest summer on record. Washington Post

Banks grow wary of environmental risks. New York Times