A new report from UT Austin’s Center for Energy and Environmental Resources (CEER) indicates that the best available estimates of smog-producing emissions from natural gas production in the Barnett Shale appear to underestimate actual emissions, writes Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Dr. Ramon Alvarez in a blog. The study, which EDF sponsored, was co-authored by UT Austin’s Daniel Zavala-Araiza, Dave Sullivan and CEER director David Allen. Read the entire blog.
By Gary Rasp
UT Austin’s Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering will host a prestigious International Program on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) this summer.
The intensive, week-long course covers the full chain of CCS, including technical information on capture technologies, storage site selection, capacity and modelling, wellbore integrity and transport, as well as other issues such as regulations, health and safety, and public communication.
KUT's StateImpact Texas energy and environment reporter Terrence Henry has received a 2014 Energy and Climate Media Fellowship to study policies leading to the deployment of renewable energy in Europe, including offshore wind and large-scale solar. Henry will spend a week in Europe this summer, then return to Texas to report on lessons learned overseas. Read more.
Wesley Cole, a fourth year PhD student in chemical engineering, has been awarded the 2013 Cast Presentation award for work presented at the 2013 AIChE meeting in San Francisco.
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