Climate change: UT scientist drops research that he says pollutes / Astronomer pulls out of NASA project that involves a plane. Austin American-Statesman

Ike’s destruction points way to new warnings / Proposed change would consider storm surge as well as wind speed. Houston Chronicle

Power reports battle it out. Houston Chronicle

Mainland communities struggling after Ike. Galveston County Daily News

Biodiesel tax break backfires / U.S. producers reap federal subsidy while selling most of the fuel overseas.Houston Chronicle

Necessity, not a ‘green movement,’ drove past generations to conservation, efficiency. Houston Business Journal

Perry says emission rules would cripple Texas economy / Governor girds for battle with D.C. as EPA considers CO2 caps. Austin American-Statesman

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S. regulators need to copy Texas on greenhouse gases. Dallas Morning News

Perry concerned by plans to limit greenhouse gases: He will meet with Obama, talk of impact on Texas. Houston Chronicle

Obama keeping quiet on energy secretary pick / Mayor White mentioned among possibilities coming from a range of backgrounds. Houston Chronicle

The sad, sad story of U.S. weather satellites. Houston Chronicle

CPS energy plan for city lacks a nuclear presence. San Antonio Express-News

Schnurman: Despite obstacles, Pickens is not giving up on wind energy.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Las Brisas Effects / $3B power plant would be Nueces’ largest single capital investment but at what impact to the environment? Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Despite billions spent, weather satellites may not fly. Houston Chronicle

Doggett helped dethrone energy panel chief / Austin congressman said change will help with legislation to fight climate change. Austin American Statesman

The green movement. Killeen Daily Herald

What will President-Elect Obama’s energy plan mean for Houston?KHOU/11News

House panel chief to have big impact on Texas companies. Dallas Morning News

Wind energy research partnership up and running. TCU Daily Skiff

Wal-Mart agrees to buy wind power for Texas stores. Houston Business Journal

Electric cars drawing Houston fans.Houston Chronicle

Mayor shifts energy to electric reliability / Panel will seek ways to bolster power supply for natural disasters and reduce overall use.Houston Chronicle

Economic woes stall emissions reduction plan. Longview News-Journal

Wind Project in Martin County On Hold. NewsWest 9

Mayor Bill White names task force on electrical reliability. City of Houston press release

Hardship lingers on Texas’ coast after Hurricane Ike. Dallas Morning News

Hurricanes blow windstorm premiums up 12 percent. Beaumont Enterprise

Did Hurricane Ike kill the chances of Texas 87 being rebuilt? Beaumont Enterprise

Recovery on West End lags behind rest of isle. Galveston County Daily News

AT&T Center scores conservation points. San Antonio Express News

Dynegy putting solar to the test.Houston Chronicle

Hurricane destruction rising. San Antonio Express-News

Pickens pulls the plug on wind, for now / Former wildcatter had planned on building biggest wind farm.Austin American-Statesman

Group wants to make Austin events and festivals greener. Austin American-Statesman

Coal plant expansion to be cleaner, but still concerns residents. Victoria Advocate

Watson proposes panel to designate top-tier universities / Energy, greenhouse gases, budget transparency also on Austin senator’s legislative list. Austin American-Statesman

North Texas mayors drive gas guzzling SUVs. CBS 11 News

State having trouble finding consultant to study power grid.Houston Chronicle

Funding for Pickens Plan appears to be slim pickings. Fort Worth Business Press

Patterson unveils GLO Earth / Google-based application shows pre- and post- Ike images of Texas coast.Texas General Land Office press release

How to deal with climate-related depression. EarthSky Blogs

Obama likely to tackle energy early on / Exploration, efficiency, new fuels among priorities in reshaping policy. Houston Chronicle

Climate: A synopsis of Kevin Trenberth’s talk in Houston. Houston Chronicle

Requiring home energy audits up for council vote / During home sale process, audits would be required, but efficiency upgrades would be voluntary. Austin American-Statesman

Green fire / ‘Drilling here, drilling now’ has its price, but biofuels bring new risks. San Antonio Current

Business blowing in / Port of Freeport has plenty of work unloading turbines as the use of wind energy grows. Houston Chronicle