Texas cities thrive in clean-tech industry

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by Saadia McConville / Texas Bloomberg Report

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Posted on June 13, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Three cities in Texas have landed on a new list of areas with the highest clean-tech activities in the country. Clean Edge's index looks at several indicators in the 50 largest metros, including green buildings, clean electricity and clean tech investment.

It puts Austin in the number 11 spot. Dallas and Houston are also among those with a thriving clean tech industry, coming in at 15th and 16th, respectively.

FEMA said in a letter to Governor Rick Perry it won't provide aid to rebuild the town after the disaster, saying that the recovery efforts fall within the realm of state and local responsibility and don't require a major disaster declaration - or the financial aid that goes along with it.

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