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April 2017

Economic Development in Texas: A look into the impact of Chapter 313

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Dr. Nathan Jensen, UT Government professor, will discuss his findings on the effectiveness of a little-known but far-reaching economic development tool, Chapter 313. Dr. Jensen has conducted research on the incentive program, which targets energy companies and other capital-intensive industries for tax relief through property tax limitation. He will offer his insights into what the tool means for the State and how it could be improved. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served,…

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UT Energy Symposium: Redesigning Civilization: And Other Small Things

April 27 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302,
24th and Speedway
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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At the UT Energy Symposium this week, Matt Grocoff, Principal, THRIVE Collaborative, will give a talk titled “Redesigning Civilization: And Other Small Things.” Matt is the founding principal of the THRIVE Collaborative and considered one of the world’s net zero energy building leaders. Green Building Elements magazine called him the “proven Zero Energy Master” and MyFord Magazine one of “Greater Detroit’s most progressive personalities.” With the Biomimicry Institute he’s worked with Ford Motor Company, Procter & Gamble and Bosch to…

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May 2017

Clean Energy Beers

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que,
1530 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, 78704
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Now an Austin tradition, Clean Energy Beers started off in April 2009 as an informal extension of Dr. Webber’s office hours, and has evolved into a regular gathering of movers and shakers in the Central Texas clean-tech movement. Five years after its inception, the bar-b-que is just as tasty, the beer is still served cold, and the conversation is livelier than ever. Clean Energy Beers is held on the first Monday of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at…

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Risk: Analyzing and Addressing the Unavoidable

May 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Room 202,
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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Britt Freund, Distinguished Senior Lecturer; and Michelle Foss, Chief Energy Economist McCombs Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management; UT Bureau of Economic Geology Some types of risk are not easily quantifiable. Think of government regulations, lawsuits, or protests. These can be especially painful since they often have a low probability of occurring—but a very high impact on project performance if they do happen. Cost: $25, includes lunch. Risk is inherent to any business, but not all types of risk are fully understood…

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