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 27th semester in fall 2024. 

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): 60345 (graduate students) / 60030 (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 christa@energy.utexas.edu, no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.

UT Energy Symposium Talks

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February 8, 2012

Geopolitical Implications of Shale Gas

Amy Jaffe, Fellow in Energy Studies and Director of the Energy Forum, Baker Institute, Rice University

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January 19, 2012

Utility of the Future

Roger Duncan, Research Analyst, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy

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November 17, 2011

Our Sustainable Earth

Dr. Raymond L Orbach, Director, Energy Institute, UT Austin

November 3, 2011

International Coal Markets: Coal, Climate, and China

Richard Morse, Director, Coal and CCS research, Program on Energy, Stanford University

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October 27, 2011

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