Energy Symposium

UT Energy Symposium

A weekly guest lecture series that is both free and open to the public and available for course credit.

In an effort to provide a multi-disciplinary platform for UT faculty and students to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our world, the Energy Institute sponsors the UT Energy Symposium (UTES), which will enter its 25th semester in fall 2023. 

The UTES serves as a “convener” for the campus community, uniting students interested in energy issues with faculty and others working on sustainable energy security. Students who register for the symposium receive one credit hour for the 15-week seminar course, which is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Ongoing themes for UTES include climate change policy, innovation and diffusion of energy technologies, low-carbon technology options and status, and behavioral aspects of energy consumption.

Each UTES talk will be recorded and posted on this page and on the Energy Institute YouTube channel following the event.

Instructor: Carey King
Unique Number (Spring 2024): 59680 (graduate students) / 59215 (undergraduates)
Day & Time: Tuesday, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Christa Hopkins, who can be reached at 512-475-8447 or, no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.

UT Energy Symposium Talks

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November 28, 2023

November 7, 2023

The Energy Blindness of Economics From Adam Smith to William Nordhaus

Steve Keen, Distinguished Research Fellow, University College London

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November 3, 2023

Creating Global Markets for Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Natural Gas

Dr. David Allen and Dr. Arvind Ravikumar, Co-Directors of Energy Emissions Modeling and Data Lab (EEMDL) and Professors at The University of Texas at Austin

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October 31, 2023

Fossil Phaseout and the Just Energy Transition

Emily Grubert, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame

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October 23, 2023

Exploring the Role of Hydrogen & Low-Carbon Fuels in the Energy Sector

Neil Kern, Program Manager of the Low-Carbon Research Initiative at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

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October 10, 2023

Carbon Trade War and the Energy Transition

Kevin Book, Managing Director of Research, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC

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October 3, 2023

Climate Investing x Diversity

Vida Asiegbu, Principal, Investor, Energy Impact Partners

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September 19, 2023

Living Well Within Limits: Is It Possible? And What Will It Take?

Julia Steinberger, Professor, Institute of Geography & Sustainability, University of Lausanne

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September 12, 2023

Substituting Renewable Energy for Fossil Fuels is a Doomsday Stratagem

Arthur E. Berman, Director, Labyrinth Consulting Services, Inc.

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September 5, 2023

Is Decarbonization the Next Industrial Revolution?

Shaun Boardman, Chief Sustainable Technologies Officer, GreenStarBCS

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April 18, 2023

Job Creation Dynamics of Electric Vehicle Adoption

JR DeShazo, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

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April 11, 2023

Extreme Climate Risks and Financial Tipping Points

Gaël Giraud, Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Director of the Environmental Justice Program, Georgetown University

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April 4, 2023

Energy and Evolution of Human Economic Order

Lisi Krall, Professor of Economics, State University of New York, Cortland

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March 28, 2023

Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Transitions: the Geospatial Context of Global Change

Sarah Marie Jordaan, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED), McGill University

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March 21, 2023

PyPSA Meets Earth: A Vibrant Open Energy System Model Initiative

Stuart Daniel James, Research Associate for Energy System Modeling at Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT)

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March 7, 2023

Storing Hydrogen in the Subsurface: Challenges and Opportunities for Low-carbon Energy

Peter Eichhubl, Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

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February 28, 2023

CCS: The Swiss Army Knife of Climate Change Mitigation and a Key to the Energy Transition

Alex Bump, Research Geologist, Gulf Coast Carbon Center, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

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February 21, 2023

Science and Engineering of Negative Emissions Technologies

Roger Aines, Chief Scientist, Energy and Homeland Security Program, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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February 14, 2023

February 7, 2023

Energy and the Impact of Incipient Shortages on Cities and Urbanization

William Rees, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Applied Science, School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia

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January 31, 2023

General Motors' Path to Zero Emissions: A Wholistic View

Rob Threlkeld, Director of Global Energy Strategy for General Motors

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