President Obama may soon be faced with two of the most vexing and politically charged energy decisions since the 1970s: whether to allow exports of domestic crude oil, and whether to grant a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Each of these decisions on its own will have important economic and environmental implications; together, they could dramatically shift the geopolitics of energy in a way that will reverberate for decades. Read the entire op-ed from Energy Institute Assistant Director Dr. Fred Beach in the Houston Chronicle.
Thought leaders and experts representing a cross-section of interests will meet in Austin April 3-4 to debate one of hottest and most contentious issues facing the electric utility industry – a potentially game-changing movement toward decentralization of the nation’s aging electric grid.
UT Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) played a critical role recently in the redesign of a floating offshore oil platform that is expected to make such platforms more efficient, safer, and better for the environment.
Clean Energy Beers, hosted by UT Austin Engineering Professor Dr. Michael Webber, will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Monday, April 7.
The University of Texas at Austin Tower was lit up in its traditional burnt orange glow March 19 to honor four Cockrell School of Engineering professors who were elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
- Center for Electromechanics hosts Microgrid RODEO Summit
- DOE competition seeks innovative research publications for nuclear science and engineering, advanced fuels
- UT Engineers lead symposium on hydraulic fracturing of shale during AAAS annual meeting in Chicago
- Bipartisan Policy Center issues new report on cybersecurity
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