other reports-texas-10/12

Four years later, Ike claims keep coming. Austin American-Statesman

Utility commissioners decline calls for mandatory solar energy targets. Houston Chronicle

Texas electric prices cap to double over 3 years. Associated Press

LCRA staff recommends against cutting off rice farmers for second year. Austin American-Statesman

Methane found in drinking water across US brings concern to the Lubbock community. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

In wake of CNN report, mayor defends solar deal. San Antonio Express-News

Gulf Coast joins export coal rush. Houston Chronicle

Report: South Texas Project faces flood risk. Houston Chronicle

Texas landowners take a rare stand against Big Oil. Associated Press

What are the mangrove trees telling us about the Texas coast? KUHF

Natural gas producers open up in joining leak study. Houston Chronicle

UT-Austin to study methane emissions in natural gas fields. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Transmission project using area wind power set for completion in 2013. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

There’s a bumper crop of abandoned baby squirrels. Houston Chronicle

Switching from coal power saves water, UT report says. KUT

Barnett shale experience helped guide Eagle Ford. Houston Chronicle

Politicians, wind-energy industry at odds as tax credit’s future up in the air. Abilene Reporter-News

Despite rain, West Texas water woes continue. Texas Tribune

Carjacking or carcinogens — either way, people harmed by lawbreakers are crime victims, federal judge in Texas rules. Dallas Morning News

A barrier for South Texas wildlife. New York Times

Texas company’s ‘clean lines’ transmission plans progress despite tax credit stalemate. ClimateWire

Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar among nation’s top 10 gas-guzzling counties. Fort Worth Weekly

UT study: Over 12 percent of all US energy consumption is directly related to water. Scientific American

Irving residents quickly point finger at fracking for quakes. KTVT

Wild weather, lagging capacity complicate Texas regulators’ decisions about electric power generation. Dallas Morning News

How a new utility rule could mean less energy efficiency for Texas. KUT

South Texas wind farm developers cautious as tax credit expires. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

‘Solar missionary’ works on systems worldwide. Galveston County Daily News