UT Austin Energy Bulletin
A Monthly Update from the Energy Institute of The University of Texas at Austin
|The UT Austin Energy Bulletin is a monthly update on energy-related research, recent and upcoming events, grants, awards and special announcements – a recap of all things energy at The University of Texas at Austin.
UT Austin to host intensive summer course on carbon capture and storage
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. Read more.
New UT Austin study points to need for improved air monitoring in Texas: Environmental Defense Fund blog
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.
Rebuking Putin by exporting U.S. oil and gas an unrealistic option
Using U.S. exports of natural gas and oil to Europe and Ukraine as a geopolitical weapon to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin for invading Crimea is extremely unlikely, writes Dr. Carey King, an assistant director in the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Read the entire blog, published on the IOP’s Environmental Research Web.
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. Read more.
Team of UT Austin / German university students designing solar-powered home for 2015 Solar Decathlon
A team of undergraduate and graduate students from The University of Texas at Austin is hard at work on a two-year project with research colleagues in Germany to design and construct a solar-powered home that will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Solar Decathlon 2015. Read more.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“It is practically impossible for the U.S. to have any significant impact on Russia in the short term because today the U.S. is still a net importer of natural gas and oil.”
Fourth Annual Austin Electricity Conference | April 3 – 4
Thought leaders in emerging electric utility issues gathered at The University of Texas at Austin recently to address one of the most hotly debated and contentious subjects facing the industry – a decentralization of the nation’s electricity generation that many believe will have a lasting and disruptive influence on traditional utilities’ longstanding business model. Read more.
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. Read more.