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Dire Impacts of Global Warming Avoidable With A Clean Energy Economy

Today, 13 government science agencies issued the most definitive scientific assessment to date of the impacts of global warming on the United States and reinforced the urgency of acting now to reduce pollution.  The story the report tells for Texas is one of more drought, more extreme storms, and a coast inundated by rising sea levels if global warming pollution levels are not dramatically and rapidly cut.  According to Environment Texas, the report also tells another story – one of the opportunity to avert disaster by converting to a clean energy economy.

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Texas Legislature Advances Clean Power and Green Jobs, but Loses Steam in Political Wranglings

Senate and House members from both political parties showed unprecedented support for developing more renewable energy and energy efficiency in Texas by filing a large number of clean power, green jobs bills in the 81st Texas State Legislature. A number of major bills passed either the House or the Senate. Ultimately, political disagreements over other issues and over the size and extent of the programs delayed and killed most of these excellent legislative initiatives.

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Texas Senate Saves Solar Bill

In a late night session, last night the Texas Senate approved a major solar bill for the second time, resuscitating a measure that appeared to have died in the House the previous day. The bill, which creates a half-billion dollar fund to help Texans install solar panels on their rooftops, is expected to help create thousands of jobs and position Texas as a major leader in the solar industry.

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Environment Texas Makes Last Push for Solar Power

With legislative deadlines nearing, Environment Texas launched a final push to get major solar legislation through the House and on to the Governor’s desk. SB 545, legislation that would create tens of thousands of new solar jobs across the state, has passed the Senate and the House Energy Resources committee and is waiting for placement on one of the final calendars of the House.

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Cleaner Cars to Hit the Fast Lane as a Result of State and Presidential Leadership

President Obama will announce today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation will establish a uniform federal standard to reduce global warming pollution from cars and light trucks and improve vehicle efficiency.  The standard, which will be the first ever federal global warming standard for vehicles, will largely mirror the standard already adopted by California and 13 other states.

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