Power purchase agreement with NRG seals Houston solar farm deal. Houston Business Journal

Groups call on EPA to halt Tenaska. Abiliene Reporter-News

This just in: Carbon dioxide is good for plants. Dallas Morning News

Push sought on renewable energy. Houston Chronicle

Hearing focuses Texas opposition to climate bill / Perry, others say the measure would cost jobs. Houston Chronicle

Advocates concerned Austin Energy plans will hurt poor, elderly / Push for renewable energy, other reasons, are expected to drive up electricity rates. Austin American-Statesman

Nukes mean mines / Are we digging a new toxic legacy before the last one’s filled in? San Antonio Current

Report: Fossil fuels’ subsidies far outpace renewables’. Houston Chronicle

Natural gas producers to start lobbying effort. Dallas Morning News

Texas director of Public Citizen receives $100,000 award. Dallas Morning News

Water helps fuel debate on the STP.San Antonio Express-News

Relief funds slow to flow. Galveston Daily News

Galveston’s west end is hot property / A year after Hurricane Ike flattened it, beachfront homes are finding buyers. KTRK-TV

Unsettled claims and unsettled lives.Houston Chronicle

Data challenge belief El Niño now stronger. Houston Chronicle

Valero betting ‘poor’ climate bill won’t pass. Bloomberg

EPA: AISD is 8th largest ‘Green Power’ purchaser among U.S. governments. Austin American-Statesman

Bills to rise without nuke investment.San Antonio Express-News

Life after Ike: Ranchers still struggling to recover from storm.KHOU-TV

Successful developer says ‘Galveston will be fine.’ The Galveston County Daily News

BP finds ‘giant Gulf oil field / Tiber field may hold 450 million recoverable barrels, signal that other Gulf reservoirs remain untapped, analysts say. Bloomberg

U: Toxic legacy of South Texas uranium mining. San Antonio Current

Generating your own power? Generate some payback from your utility. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

How fast can Austin cut its dependence on coal? Austin American-Statesman

Austin Energy raises ‘green energy’ goal. News 8 Austin

DOE awards $114 million cash grant to South Texas wind farm. Dallas Morning News

New windstorm rules go into effect. Galveston Daily News

NRG seeks funds for CO2 project. Houston Chronicle

Valero asks customers to call reps. San Antonio Express-News

Cost of nuke expansion expected soon. San Antonio Express-News

STP nuclear foes get to intervene on one issue, others pending. Houston Chronicle