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January 2017

UT Energy Symposium: Beyond the Texas Restructured Electric Markets Giving Power and Value to Consumer Energy Resources

January 26 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302,
24th and Speedway
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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The UT Energy Symposium will kick off its twelfth semester with a talk by Jon Wellinghoff, Chief Policy Officer at SolarCity. Mr. Wellinghoff's talk is titled “Beyond the Texas Restructured Electric Markets Giving Power and Value to Consumer Energy Resources.”  Jon Wellinghoff is Chief Policy Officer at SolarCity and oversees regulatory and legislative affairs on federal and state policy for the company. Jon was the longest serving Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC/2009-2013), where he was known for…

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February 2017

UT Energy Symposium: Climate Change, Methane, and the Global Oil and Gas System

February 2 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302,
24th and Speedway
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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At this week's UT Energy Symposium, Daniel Zavala-Araiza, an International Scientist with the Climate and Energy Program at the Environmental Defense Fund, will speak on "Climate Change, Methane, and the Global Oil and Gas system." Dr. Zavala-Araiza obtained a B.S. in chemical engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where he carried out research on environmental implications of shale gas production. He has additional graduate studies around the social implications of…

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Climate and Faith, Money and Politics: Can We Build a Sustainable Future?

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An evening at the Paramount Theatre with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist, author, and award-winning communicator Photo Credit: Randal Ford/The Texas Monthly What risks does climate change pose to Texas? Is a safe and sustainable future possible, given our energy and economic interests, and widespread political rejection of these risks? And why are evangelicals so opposed to accepting the science of climate change? Join us for a lively discussion with Katharine Hayhoe. Dr. Hayhoe directs the…

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UT Energy Week 2017

February 7 - February 10
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Mark your calendars for the third annual UT Energy Week, a gathering of experts from academia, industry, regulatory agencies, and non-profit organizations to explore and debate some of society’s most vital energy issues. The conference will be held February 7 – 10, 2017. UT Energy Week 2017 will be co-hosted by UT Austin’s Energy Institute, the KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business, and two student-run organizations – the Longhorn Energy Club and the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy…

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2017 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry

February 11 - February 12
Welch 1.308

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UT Energy Symposium: Decoupling energy consumption from GDP under induced technological change

February 16 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302,
24th and Speedway
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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This week, the UT Energy Symposium is pleased to welcome Eric Kemp-Benedict, senior scientist at SEI-US in Somerville, MA, as our invited speaker. He is a co-leader of the SEI initiative on the Water, Energy and Food Nexus and will give a talk titled "Decoupling energy consumption from GDP under induced technological change." Eric's research focuses on economic analysis of sustainable consumption and production. From the time Eric joined SEI in 1997, he has contributed to studies on diverse topics…

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UT Energy Symposium: Building a smart grid through smart decision-making and smart organizations

February 23 @ 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, Michael Legatt will give a talk titled "Building a smart grid through smart decision-making and smart organizations." Michael E. Legatt is the CEO and founder of ResilientGrid, Inc., whose mission is to grow resilient infrastructures by optimizing the human side of the infrastructure management. This includes improving situational awareness, decision making support and collaboration tools in normal and emergency operations, and fostering the kinds of organizational culture that empower humans to work more…

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March 2017

UT Energy Symposium: The Art of Doing Good Science: Experiences in Interdisciplinary Energy Research

March 2 @ 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, Varun Rai, Associate Professor at the UT Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs, will give a talk on “The Art of Doing Good Science: Experiences in Interdisciplinary Energy Research.” Varun Rai was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University prior to joining the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. He is an associate professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs,…

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UT Energy Symposium: The Geopolitics of Oil: Western Hemisphere Scenarios

March 9 @ 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, Jorge Piñon, Director of UT Austin’s Latin America and Caribbean Energy Program, will speak on “The Geopolitics of Oil: Western Hemisphere Scenarios.” Jorge R. Piñón is Interim Director of The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy and Director of its Latin America and Caribbean Energy Program. Mr. Piñon began his long career in the energy sector when he joined Shell Oil Company’s supply…

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UT Energy Symposium: U.S. & World Nuclear Energy

March 23 @ 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, Dale Klein, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research for the UT System and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will speak on “U.S. & World Nuclear Energy.” Dr. Dale E. Klein rejoined The University of Texas System in January of 2011 as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research in the Office of Academic Affairs. In April of 2010, after serving eight and a half years as Presidential Appointee, Dr. Klein returned to Texas from Washington, D.C., working…

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