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New Report: Texas Is Getting Hotter

This year’s unprecedented heat wave is part of a broader trend of rising temperatures in Texas, according to a new report released today by Environment Texas.  The average temperature in Houston is up 1.1° F since 2000 compared with the previous three decades (1971-2000).

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”Coal Rush” To Threaten Environment, Challenge America's Energy Security

Energy companies are planning to build over 150 coal-fired power plants in locations across the United States, according to a report released today by Environment Texas. Far from enhancing America’s energy security, the wave of proposed plants – most of them powered by dirty, last-generation technologies – would dramatically increase global warming emissions and pose energy security and economic problems.

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Reliant Energy Working to Derail Renewable Energy Market in Texas

A coalition of environmental, religious, and low-income advocates today called on Reliant Energy to drop its active opposition to renewable energy. The groups pointed to comments filed with the Public Utility Commission as evidence Reliant is actively working to stall renewable energy development in Texas.

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Reliant Energy Working to Derail Renewable Energy Market in Texas

A coalition of environmental, religious, and low-income advocates today called on Reliant Energy to drop its active opposition to renewable energy. The groups pointed to comments filed with the Public Utility Commission as evidence Reliant is actively working to stall renewable energy development in Texas.

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New Nuclear Plants Too Risky to Build

Environmental groups today decried NRG Energy Inc.’s plans to build two new reactors at its South Texas nuclear plant site. The costs for the reactors are expected to reach $5 billion and will expose Texans to the risks and radioactive wastes of nuclear power. Nuclear power is extremely costly and relies on taxpayer subsidies, creates radioactive waste with no long-term disposal solution, and poses security and public health risks.

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