Green goal of ‘carbon neutrality’ hits limit. Wall Street Journal

Culture clash / Texas in tug-of-war between valuable resources underground and the people who live above. Denton Record-Chronicle

Pickens, drillers promote natural gas cars. Dallas Morning News

Rio Hondo embarks on energy-saving efforts with LoanStar program. Brownsville Herald

Lawmakers looking to put Austin on the renewable energy map. Austin Business Journal

Texas Legislature could be going ‘green’ / Priorities in upcoming session may include renewable energy, environmental jobs. Houston Chronicle

S.A. is in the slow lane to recycling.San Antonio Express-News

State lawmakers file Ike-related bills.Galveston County Daily News

Riesel sees boon from coal plant work despite uncertain future. Waco Tribune-Herald

Drop in use of gas could last / Despite falling prices, American drivers are still conserving fuel.Houston Chronicle

Foresight Panel on Environmental Effects issues report. Houston-Galveston Area Council press release

Sweetwater leaders support Tenaska project. Abilene Reporter-News

Trash gas proves powerful / New project starts converting city landfill emissions into energy. Denton Record-Chronicle

Texas can take lessons from Finland’s nuclear power plant delays.Dallas Morning News

Insurance method for hurricane rates draws skepticism / Some scientists who predicted number of storms for risk firm now question validity.Houston Chronicle

Texas braces for an oil bust. Time

San Antonio seeks $1 billion in stimulus money. San Antonio Express-News

State water demand projections may be off by 25 percent. Austin American-Statesman

Ike sinks port revenues. Galveston County Daily News

State plan calls for small sliver of hurricane relief for Valley. The Monitor

Texas electric grid operator says it has plenty of power through 2014.Fort Worth Star-Telegram

City Council likely to pay consultant to look into nuclear plant expansion / Austin buying into expansion unlikely, mayor says. Austin American-Statesman

French diplomat says U.S. at turning point on climate / Obama sent Europe ‘strong signals’ on carbon dioxide, negotiator says. Houston Chronicle

Exxon Mobil plans $1 billion upgrade for Texas refinery, 2 others.Dallas Morning New

Local rice growers wait for fields to freshen up after Ike’s saltwater surge.Beaumont Enterprise

Environmental groups, corporation strike deal over Central Texas coal plant. Waco Tribune

Las Brisas plan heats up debate / Gasification better for environment but adds to energy costs. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Walk this way / Board looks to make Edinburg more pedestrian friendly.The Monitor

The castaways / Can Galveston’s black community survive the island’s comeback? Texas Observer

CenterPoint wants ‘smart meters’ to make the grade. Houston Chronicle

Texas Business for Clean Air backing bills to boost energy efficiency. Dallas Morning News

Houston gives green light for energy-saving traffic bulbs. Houston Chronicle

Group seeks federal review on wind farms. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Team from Rice wins $10,000 in ‘Recycle Ike’ contest. Houston Chronicle

Survey: Oil may lose top rank as cheapest energy. Associated Press

City, county caught leaving lights on. KPRC 2

USAA signs up for CPS Energy’s Windtricity program. San Antonio Express-News

City-owned trees downed by Ike will be replaced with stronger varieties. KHOU 11 News

$15 million collaborative to help city save energy. El Paso Times

From ash to cash / Coleto Creek power plant byproduct can be recycled. Victoria Advocate

Energy Future Holdings avoids pollution lawsuit with Sierra Club deal. Dallas Morning News

Nolan Co. energy plant fuels debate.Abilene Reporter-News

Recovery committee drafting new vision for isle. Galveston County Daily News

Pickens “anxious” over wind farm project financing. Reuters

Dune and dirty: Hurricane teaches lessons through ecosystem research.Texas A&M press release

Natural gas extraction method may be subject to more rules. Fort Worth Star Telegram

Proposed Lindale biomass plant could power 40,000 homes. Tyler  Morning Telegraph

Texans paint sunny picture for clean energy / A week after governor lambasted carbon caps, venture capitalists, policymakers talk about economic opportunities. Austin American-Statesman

Mountains of hurricane mulch invade Houston neighborhood.KPRC 2

Nine companies join Austin’s clean energy partnership / Participants include Dell, Freescale, Microsoft.Austin American-Statesman

Sustainability remains focus of committee. The Baylor Lariat

When green’s not enough / A proposed Navarro County power plant draws opponents despite its clean qualities. Fort Worth Weekly

Local physicians’ board backs Clean Economy Coalition views /  Coalition wants Las Brisas to use cleaner technology for its proposed petroleum-coke fired plant. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Pickens: New administration needs energy plan. Dallas Morning News.

Waco passes green home ordinances. News Channel 25

Group: solar energy’s future bright / City, state urged to focus on renewable power resources. Abilene Reporter-News

Companies looking into the implications of a green future.Houston Business Journal

Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus purchase stalls on fuel debate. Dallas Morning News

Scientists: Longer allergy season may be linked to climate change.Dallas Morning News

Texas A&M experts share desert technologies at Tunisian conference.Texas A&M press release

30-mile debris pile becomes symbol of FEMA delays. Associated Press

More than 2 months after Ike, oysters take shellacking. Houston Chronicle

Green jobs, green cash on tap at UT this week. Austin American-Statesman

Area’s transportation agenda heading to Austin / Roads, rail on list of needs. Fort Worth Business Press