Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Meter Reading: The Price of Going Green, Chevy Volt Production Halted, Questions Remain After BP Settlement

The High Price of Going Green for Texas Cities The Houston Chronicle reports on the difficulties of finding money for green project. “More than 1,000 municipalities – large and small, urban and rural – have signed a U.S. Conference of Mayors’ agreement that calls for cities to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide,” they write. “College Station made the pledge in 2008, joining 31 Texas cities, including Austin and Dallas. Money, meanwhile, is tight. Everywhere.”

Chevy Volt Production Halted ”General Motors has temporarily suspended production of its Volt electric car,” The Hill writes. “GM, which is based in Detroit, announced to employees at one of its facilities that it was halting production of the beleaguered electric car for five weeks and temporarily laying off 1,300 employees.”

Questions Remain After BP Settlement Settlements like the one BP reached Friday can be a mixed blessing for those who lost loved ones in the accident or escaped the burning rig with their lives,” Loren Steffy writes for FuelFix. “Those who do settle may feel some comfort, a sense of closure, a readiness to move on, Rodriguez said. But they may also find, as she did after her own settlement, questions linger.”


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