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LNG, energy sustainability hot topics at 2014 Latin American Forum on Energy and the Environment

Atlantic Basin LNG and new opportunities for collaboration in academic research relating to energy and sustainability took center stage recently at the 2014 Latin American Forum on Energy and the Environment, held March 25 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

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UT Austin students, faculty working with German university to compete in 2015 Solar Decathlon

By Gary Rasp

A team of undergraduate and graduate students from The University of Texas at Austin and Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) is hard at work on a two-year project to design and construct a solar-powered home that will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Solar Decathlon 2015.

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TAMEST to host Texas Water Summit on UT Austin campus

Experts from across Texas will gather on The University of Texas at Austin May 19 to discuss the economic implications and other challenges of meeting the state’s growing water needs at the 2014 Texas Water Summit, hosted by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas.

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Environmental Defense Fund: new UT Austin study points to need for improved air monitoring in Texas

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.

   

UT Austin to host International carbon capture and storage summer school program for graduate students

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.

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