Record heat may be our new normal. Houston Chronicle

TCEQ says EPA fine with air monitor data from DISH. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Comanche Peak nuclear plant has towering ambitions. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

More D-FW cities tapping into natural gas drilling revenue to help ease budget woes. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Organic farmers market expanding to McAllen, Facebook. Texas A&M University AgriLife

Coal disposal problems found at Fayette plant. Austin American-Statesman

Panhandle firm sues Gulf oil well fluids company. Associated Press

Project to connect grids raises questions. Texas Tribune

Heat puts blazing demands on power. San Angelo Standard-Times

Meet Laura Spanjian, Houston’s new green/recycling maestro from San Francisco. Culturemap

Texas Medical Center gets its own on-site power facility. Houston Business Journal

Barnett Shale air monitors proposed, but who will pay? WFAA

Texas again breaks record for electricity use. Houston Chronicle

Proposal: State could make its own electricity for Capitol complex. Austin American-Statesman

How fast will natural gas drilling come to Dallas? Dallas Morning News

South Austin neighborhood goes solar. Austin American-Statesman

August is always hot, but this heat is unprecedented. Houston Chronicle

Hot temperatures put a strain on utilities. Marshall News Messenger

Fracking for nonattainment. San Antonio Current

Brownsville ban may not be in the bag. San Antonio Express-News

Hill Country power line is branded unnecessary. San Antonio Express-News

Travis County moves forward on Pflugerville solar farm. Community Impact Newspaper

Austin tops green/quality of life ranking. Austin Business Journal

Report predicts big benefits for green industry in Texas. KOOP

The Barnett keeps bubbling. Fort Worth Weekly

Texas breaks electricity demand record again. Dallas Morning News

Oil industry to stage “citizen” rallies in Texas and other states. Dallas Morning News

Hill Country power line may not be needed, state grid operator says. Austin American-Statesman

Flower Mound lawsuit prompts actions. Dallas Morning News

Fishermen battle the Gulf’s oil-stained image. Houston Chronicle

Plans finalized for wind turbines. Valley Morning Star

Gubernatorial ‘cap and trade’ conflict. KRIV

Oak cliff to host first sustainable BBQ competition in country. D Magazine

Galveston leaders weigh pulling plug on beach development plan. Houston Chronicle

Texas sues feds over offshore drilling ban. Associated Press

Fracking’s air pollution could push region toward ozone non-attainment. San Antonio Current

Texas sets another record for electricity demand. Dallas Morning News

Scientists square off over Texas’ dead zone. Houston Chronicle

Texas sues BP over toxic emissions at Texas City refinery. Houston Chronicle

DISH Mayor: State’s Air Monitor Gives False Readings. Texas Tribune

Not all support $40 million beach restoration. Houston Chronicle

Texas industries press to get EPA-approved permits. Associated Press

Pflugerville solar farm could be running by August 2014. Community Impact Newspaper

Texas uses record amount of electricity as temps surge. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Climate protection: City in no hurry to cool it. Austin Chronicle

Shifting thermostats keep Austin guessing. Austin American-Statesman

Austin companies rank high as renewable energy users. News 8 Austin

LCRA pressing on to build power line through county. Fredericksburg Standard

TCEQ accuses BP operating its refinery poorly & midday roundup. KERA

At EPA’s public comment session over gas drilling regulations, an airing of grievances. Dallas Observer

NRG cuts spending on Texas nuclear expansion. Dallas Morning News

Texas approves higher energy efficiency goals. Texas Tribune

Fears of pervasive air pollution stir up politics in Texas shale gas country. Climate Wire

North Texas cities weigh benefits of gas drilling. Dallas Morning News

No simple fix likely in clean-air dispute. Houston Chronicle

Corps ‘crossed the line,’ suit alleges. Houston Chronicle

Clean-air panel meets today in Arlington to tackle region’s smog woes. Dallas Morning News

EPA reviewing air pollution rules for oil, gas. Associated Press

State proposes new rules for drillers. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

LCRA plans $367M in new transmission lines. Austin Business Journal