Encouraging more women to take active roles in energy issues will not only elevate the status of women, it will help achieve a more sustainable future for everyone. Read the entire op-ed by Energy Institute Deputy Director Dr. Michael Webber and UT Energy Poll Director Sheril Kirshenbaum.
UT Austin has been selected to host the 12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT-12) October 5-9 2014 at the Austin Convention Center. Since its inception in 1997, the GHGT series has developed into the leading international conference on greenhouse gas technologies addressing climate change mitigation options. The conference is held every two years on an informal rotation between major cities in Europe, Asia, and North America and attracts more than 1,500 attendees. Leaders from the scientific, industrial and policy communities exchange new knowledge, information and ideas on reducing greenhouse gases.
Dr. Delia Milliron, a ground-breaking scientist developing new materials that save energy and money by regulating the amount of sunlight and heat that passes through windows in commercial buildings and residential homes, has accepted an associate professor position with UT Austin’s Department of Chemical Engineering. Read more about Prof. Milliron’s appointment.
Energy Institute Assistant Director Dr. Carey King has published an article in Environmental Research Letters that examines the economic viability of capturing large quantities of anthropogenic CO2 from coal-fired power generators within the Texas electric grid pure CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) along the Gulf of Mexico. Read the entire journal article and coverage of Dr. King’s research in Environmental Research Web.
Scientists at UT Austin’s Institute for Geophysics have documented an accelerated melt rate of permafrost in a section of Antarctica where the ice had been considered stable. The melt rates are comparable with the Arctic, where accelerated melting of permafrost has become a regularly recurring phenomenon, and the change could offer a preview of melting permafrost in other parts of a warming Antarctic continent. Read more from the Jackson School of Geosciences website.
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