Battle brewing over solar power proposal. El Paso Times

Solar industry heats up worldwide but Texas playing catch-up. Abilene Reporter-News

Oil pipeline plan riles up East Texans. Los Angeles Times

Texas budget plan would end program that gets polluting vehicles off road. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Tougher regulations to affect Barnett Shale natural gas drillers first. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A&M to develop miniature sustainable city. Texas A&M Battalion

Regulators far from ready for challenges fracking brings to South Texas. San Antonio Current

Groups opposed to Las Brisas vow to keep fighting. KRISTV

Exxon: Global gasoline demand to fall over 20 years. Associated Press

ExxonMobil sees growing role of natural gas by 2030. Oil & Gas Journal

TCEQ approves Las Brisas air permit. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

In his EPA job, former academic is the most feared environmentalist in the state. Houston Chronicle

Cities in Dallas-Fort Worth tightening gas drilling regulations in response to residents’ concerns. Dallas Morning News (subscription)

Public Utility Commission OK’s wind transmission line through Kendall County. Austin American-Statesman

UT scientists seek means to burn coal cleanly. Austin American-Statesman

Algae grown in Pecos for fuel. Odessa American

ExxonMobil warns carbon emissions will rise by 25% in 20 years. Guardian

A Texas guzzler tax? KETK

CPS aims to make San Antonio a solar hub. San Antonio Express-News

Houston oil infrastructure exposed to storms. National Security Journalism Initiative

Another Texan running for president? National Review

An old player receives new lease on life. Houston Chronicle

As Pedernales co-op leaders push ‘green’ reforms, some members balk at costs. Austin American-Statesman

EPA gets citizen backing in Texas greenhouse-gas dispute at Dallas hearing. Dallas Morning News

EPA says Texas plants won’t see delays in permits. Associated Press

Texas electricity use rose in 2010. Houston Business Journal

Texas loses another round in fight over EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. Dallas Morning News

DART panel OKs purchase of natural-gas bus fleet. Dallas Morning News

EPA, Range Resources in fight over well contamination claim. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas faces uphill legal battle against EPA’s greenhouse gas regs. Greenwire

Commission lets 36 states dump nuke waste in Texas. Associated Press

Sinking feelings: Gas fracking may already be lowering water tables in South Texas. San Antonio Current

EPA ordered to wait on taking over Texas’ greenhouse gas permitting. Greenwire

2011 may be a gusher in South Texas. Houston Chronicle

US court denies delay for EPA carbon rules in Texas. Reuters

Judge halts radioactive dump plan for now. Associated Press

West Texas ‘clean coal’ plant leaps big obstacle. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Early bid for a reactor site draws opposition in Texas. New York Times

Comanche Peak expansion proponents score with panel’s ruling. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

CPS Energy has successful year in reducing energy consumption. San Antonio Business Journal

Chesapeake: 350-plus new Barnett wells in 2011. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Austin-based Cielo to build $100 million wind farm west of Amarillo. Austin American-Statesman

Moving to ‘green jobs’ proves tough. San Antonio Express-News