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City of Austin Power Plant
Efficiency firms in Austin in particular say they're experiencing a boom in business as residents try to keep cool for less electricity and money
As heat-swamped Texans crank up the A.C. to fend off triple-digit temperatures, many more residents...
Aug 17, 2011 | Read More
flaring from a natural gas well
Opponents of the practice say it causes air pollution, boosts global warming and wastes natural resources
Flaring of natural gas from wells is on the upswing in Texas and North Dakota as oil and gas...
Jul 27, 2011 | Read More
Houston Mayor Annise Parker
As America's oil capital continues its push to build a greener economy, cleantech innovators are finding a home in an unlikely town
Houston's Texas-sized push to build a cleaner, more competitive economy is luring alternative...
Jun 22, 2011 | Read More
JT Deely coal station
Facing $3 billion in coal plant retrofits, CPS chief executive says: 'We've chosen to invest those dollars today in clean sources that are affordable'
HOUSTON, Texas—CPS Energy, a municipal utility in San Antonio, Texas, plans to shut its two-unit,...
Jun 21, 2011 | Read More
EPA's relatively mild 'tailoring act' that went into effect Jan. 2, is on much shakier ground than its CO2 endangerment finding
WASHINGTON—Texas and 14 other states clearly want to deep-six the endangerment finding. But legal...
Jun 1, 2011 | Read More
Image from Shelter in Place. Photographer: Zed Nelson
Petrochemical plants were routinely releasing millions of tons of toxic pollutants into the air each year; the casualties are the people living nearby
It was back in November 2004 that I found myself standing outside one of the largest petrochemical...
Jan 14, 2011 | Read More
Power plant at night
Every other state has complied with the tailoring rule that kicked in Jan. 2, even if officials have filed lawsuits challenging the EPA
WASHINGTON—It took a somewhat fancy legal two-step, but Texas has managed to become the sole state...
Jan 4, 2011 | Read More
Accounting for carbon in watersheds a method of detecting leaks of sequestered carbon
Scientists studying the carbon cycle of the Brazos River have found it overwritten by human...
Aug 30, 2010 | Read More
Texas's claim that it doesn't have to comply with the 2011 greenhouse gas rule deadline is unsubstantiated, says agency
WASHINGTON—The unofficial motto of the Lone Star State might be "Don't Mess With Texas." But do...
Aug 10, 2010 | Read More
Teachers are largely ignoring a Board of Ed demand to spread doubt about man-made global warming, a SolveClimate investigation finds
Last March, the Texas State Board of Education approved controversial language in the curriculum...
Jun 1, 2010 | Read More