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6 Document(s) [ Subject: Climate change ]

Committee: House Environmental Regulation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Environmental Regulation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Air quality | Climate change | Environmental permits | Environmental protection | Environmental Quality, Texas Commission on | Recycling |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 En89
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [41 pages  File size: 938 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the regulation of air quality in the areas of permitting new and modified sources, public participation, and enforcement. Consider data and proposed federal standards and rules as they relate to the State Implementation Plan.
2. Survey existing recycling programs and suggest needed improvements.
3. Monitor federal legislative and regulatory initiatives as they pertain to climate change. Consider Texas' responses to proposals and make recommendations as to any further preparations.
4. Study the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's use of supplemental environmental projects in its enforcement process.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010
Subjects: Alternative energy | Climate change | Electric power plants | Electricity supplies | Electricity transmission and distribution | Energy conservation | State buildings | Undocumented immigrants | Water conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 St29h
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [74 pages  File size: 1,777 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review state compliance with federal law regarding undocumented immigrants. Evaluate the costs of services and benefits provided to undocumented immigrants by state agencies and local governments.
2. Examine state policy on "green" technologies for all state buildings and costs associated with such implementation.
3. Monitor federal legislation and regulatory initiatives pertaining to climate change and its effects on utilities and consumers. Consider Texas' response to proposals and make recommendations as to any further preparations.
4. Examine the state's portfolio of electric generation resources, including traditional sources, emerging renewable technologies, and energy efficiency. Determine whether the existing state regulatory programs and incentives are adequate to meet the energy needs of the future. Consider factors relating to reliability, requirements for additional transmission, or auxiliary services. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Energy Resources
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Electric Generation Capacity and Environmental Effects, Select
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternative energy | Climate change | Electric power plants | Electricity supplies | House Select Committee on Electric Generation Capacity and Environmental Effects |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 EL26e
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [91 pages  File size: 2,595 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the state's demand for electric generation capacity for the next 50 years and the infrastructure and technology available for meeting that demand.
2. Study the environmental effects of existing electric generating facilities, including the effects on global warming or climate change.
3. Prepare a long-term electric energy and environmental impact plan for the 81st Legislature that includes:
(A) an estimate of the demand for electric generation capacity by this state for each of the next 50 years; (B) an inventory of all existing electric generating facilities operating in this state; (C) an assessment of the types of, and amount of electric generation capacity from, electric generation technology available to be used to meet the demand for generation capacity, including: (i) coal; (ii) renewable energy; (iii) liquefied natural gas; (iv) nuclear energy; (v) integrated gasification combined cycle technology; and (vi) hydrogen gas; (D) an assessment of the environmental effects of existing and potential electric generating facilities and energy generation technology, including the effects on: (i) the emission of pollutants regulated by the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Section 7412); (ii) the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases; (iii) the cumulative effect on air quality in nonattainment areas; (iv) whether an increase in emissions would cause an area to become a nonattainment area; and (v) global warming or climate change; (E) an assessment of the reliability of existing electric generating facilities to meet the demand for electric generation capacity; (F) an estimate of the costs associated with meeting the demand for electric generation capacity; and (G) recommendations for reducing demand through the use of energy efficiency programs.
Committee: Joint Toxic Air Emissions and Greenhouse Effect, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Joint Select Committee on Toxic Air Emissions and the Greenhouse Effect
Subjects: Air Control Board, Texas | Air pollution | Air quality | Climate change | Emissions | Hazardous substances |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 t667r
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [101 pages  File size: 4,220 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall study: (a) the extent and nature of toxic air emissions from industries, small sources, and motor vehicles in Texas; (b) the impact of these toxic air emissions on public health and the environment of the state; (c) the relationship between toxic air emissions, the greenhouse effect, and global warming; (d) the air toxins monitoring program being conducted by the Texas Air Control Board, its effectiveness, and ways in which the program might be expanded or improved; (e) efforts by the Texas Air Control Board and local governments to control toxic air emissions; (f) efforts by Texas industries to reduce toxic air emissions and ways in which state policy and government action might encourage and facilitate such efforts; and (g) changes in the federal air pollution control law being adopted by Congress and modifications in Texas law that may be required to implement these changes.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Toxic Air Emissions and Greenhouse Effect, Select
Title: Proclamation
Library Catalog Title: Proclamation
Library Call Number: L1800.1 p926
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 62 kb]
Committee: Joint Toxic Air Emissions and Greenhouse Effect, Select
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.71 T667
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 23 kb]

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