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.

Upcoming UT Energy Symposium Talks

Talk Title
March 5, 2024Mark G. Lauby
Planning and Operational Challenges on the Path to a Cleaner Future
March 19, 2024Michael Garrison
The University of Texas at Austin
Linking Zero Net Energy Housing with Affordable Housing
March 26, 2024Matthew Nemerson
Can Business Models Accelerate Sustainable Energy Transitions in the Commercial Sector Without the Need for Government & Utility Incentives or Feed in Tariffs? The Budderfly Case-Study
April 2, 2024Jackson Dorsey
The University of Texas at Austin
The Economics of Solar Energy
April 9, 2024James H. Brown & Charles A. S. Hall
University of New Mexico & State University of New York
What can biology and ecology teach us about energy and the economy?
April 16, 2024David Spence

UT Energy Symposium Talks

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October 20, 2011

International Mechanisms for Climate Change Finance

Gevorg Sargsyan, Program Coordinator, Climate Investment Funds, World Bank

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October 13, 2011

October 6, 2011

The Eagle Ford Shale: Opportunity and Responsibility

David J. Porter, Texas Railroad Commissioner

September 29, 2011

The Future of Natural Gas in the US

Marianne Kah, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips

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September 22, 2011

New Developments in Solar Photovoltaic Technologies and Markets

Dr. Ryne Rafaelle, Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Rochester Institute of Technology

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September 15, 2011

Smart Grids and the Pecan Street Project

Brewster McCracken, Executive Director, Pecan Street Project

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September 8, 2011

Regulatory Mechanisms to Foster Investments in Energy Efficiency

Jay Zarnikau, Adjunct Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs and President, Frontier Associates

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September 1, 2011