Energy Institute Sponsors / Financial Support
2013 – 2018
The University of Texas at Austin and the Energy Institute are committed to transparency and disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest. The following pages provide details about Energy Institute sponsors and financial support from sources within and outside the university. In addition to the Energy Institute itself, funding sources for each of the Institute’s directors also are provided.
Funding for research, student training, and outreach comes from a variety of private and public sources. In some cases, we also have included links to other sites (e.g., research groups) that provide additional details regarding sponsors
All directors of the Energy Institute have filed required financial disclosure forms with The University of Texas at Austin. They receive funding for their research projects from a variety of sources, including federal, state, regional and local governmental agencies, non-profit foundations, and private industry organizations. Energy Institute directors also have served as consultants and received speaking honoraria from private groups.
INTERNAL SOURCE OF FUNDING
- Office of the Provost / President
- American Chemistry Council
- Dow Chemical
- Laredo Petroleum
- Sharyland Utilities
FOUNDATION / NGO / INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS
- ClearPath Foundation
- Diane & Samuel Bodman Foundation
- Environmental Defense Fund
- David D. Justice Endowment
- Koch Foundation
- Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
- Pecan Street
- Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO)
- General Land Office (GLO)
- Austin Energy
- CPS Energy
For additional information, see below and/or visit websites linked to individual directors.
Dr. Webber has filed the required disclosure forms, and the university has confirmed that financial conflicts of interests were identified per UT’s Objectivity in Research policy.
Dr. Webber has received financial support for research from a variety of sources. His research group provides details regarding research sponsors and financial donors. Sponsors also are listed on Dr. Webber’s CV. Dr. Webber also has served as a consultant and has received speaking honoraria from private groups.
Dr. Webber also is an equity partner in IdeaSmiths LLC, which he formed with two of his PhD students, Joshua Rhodes and Charles Upshaw. IdeaSmiths conducts energy analysis, due diligence and system prototyping of energy technologies for its clients.
Dr. Beach has filed the required disclosure forms, and the university has confirmed that no financial conflicts of interests were identified per UT’s Objectivity in Research policy.
Dr. King has filed the required disclosure forms, and the university has confirmed that no financial conflicts of interests were identified per UT’s Objectivity in Research policy.
Dr. King has received financial support for research from a variety of sources. Visit careyking.com for details about Dr. King’s research projects and his sponsors / financial donors.