Gas drilling companies claim to use safer chemicals. Texas Tribune

Hutchison on the front lines of GOP’s efforts against latest energy bill. Dallas Morning News

Texas fights to keep air-pollution permit program. Associated Press

Tenaska to use new technology for carbon capture, officials say. Abilene Reporter News

Smaller wind turbines, larger industry talk at energyfest. Abilene Reporter News

Tech gets $6.4 million to research wind. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Abilene group raises concern about regional water plan. Abilene Reporter News

Dallas neighbors wary of natural gas drilling plans. WFAA

Exxon still aids climate sceptics. London Times

Houston business groups tout $500 million park plan. Houston Chronicle

Perry praises Texas regulation of natural gas drilling, fracking. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Impact of home energy audit rule less than expected. Austin American-Statesman

Natural gas company’s disclosure decision could change fracking debate. New York Times

Panel’s approval of funds for nuclear plants may boost Comanche Peak. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Enviro groups to sue coal plant touted by Texas as permitting success. Greenwire

New developments in wind research could bring more wind farms. KCBD

No wind, plenty of gas in updated Pickens Plan. Texas Tribune

Exxon wants to turn pond scum into fuel. Dallas Morning News

The lights of Texas are upon UT Austin. Austin Chronicle

Air quality around Barnett Shale wells is fine, industry-funded study finds. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Tar balls found on Galveston beach are confirmed to be from BP oil spill. Associated Press

Dash for gas raises environmental worries. New York Times

South Texas Project prepares for new units. Victoria Advocate

Flower Mound natural gas drilling plan pits property owners against residents. Dallas Morning News

Sustaining a farm future. Wichita Falls Times Record News

Environmental groups win round in coal plant fight. Houston Chronicle

Weary of fighting natural gas, DISH mayor to leave town. Texas Tribune

Solar farm proposed for Pflugerville area / Facility would be largest solar array in the country. Austin American-Statesman

TXI to shut down highest-polluting cement kilns in Midlothian. Dallas Morning News

Groups say Exxon’s Baytown plant violates U.S. air laws. Associated Press

Texas Railroad Commission considers replacing steel gas lines. Dallas Morning News

Texas group will look at oil, natural gas drilling. Associated Press

Officials say BP spill now hitting all Gulf states. Associated Press

BP asks Anadarko to help pay for spill cleanup. Houston Business Journal

Largest solar farm in Texas planned in Pflugerville. Austin Business Journal

Tenaska drops Abilene water request, outlines other sources. Abilene Reporter News

The good and bad of Chambers County. Houston Chronicle

NRG says Gulf spill may stall offshore wind farm permit. Houston Chronicle

EPA overturns 16-year-old Texas permit program. Associated Press

Las Brisas air permit issue goes back to judges. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Proposed oil pipeline to Texas raises worries. Houston Chronicle

UT receives $19 million to monitor carbon storage project. University of Texas press release