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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April 26, 2018

Planet Texas 2050: A UT Austin Grand Challenge

Jay Banner, ESI | Richard Corsi, CAEE | Michael Young, BEG | Heather Houser, English

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April 19, 2018

Adapting from grid to cloud

Bill Cannon, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Environment & Infrastructure Group Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

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April 12, 2018

Will the internet of things change the electric business?

Robert J. King, President, Good Company Associates

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April 5, 2018

Global Energy Impact of a Developing China; and India?

Fred Beach, Assistant Director for Policy Studies, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin

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March 29, 2018

To Uber or Not to Uber: Economic and Energetic Tradeoffs

Todd Davidson, Research Associate, Energy Institute and Webber Energy Group, The University of Texas at Austin

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March 22, 2018

A Proposed Framework for Rebooting the Study of Economics

Garvin Boyle, principal designer and programmer, Orrery Software

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March 8, 2018

Personal Reflections on California’s Leadership in Environmental Policy

Alan Lloyd, Research Fellow, Energy Institute, UT Austin; Former Secretary, California EPA; Former Chair, California Air Resources Board

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March 1, 2018

Global gas demand and US LNG exports

Gürcan Gülen, Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences

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February 22, 2018

Coal in India: History and Persistence

Rohit Chandra, PhD Student, Kennedy School at Harvard

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February 15, 2018

February 8, 2018

Aramco and Saudi Arabia – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

David Kultgen,  General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Arabian American Oil Company (retired)

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January 25, 2018

Food Security: Thermodynamics, Ecology, and Economics

John R Schramski, Associate Professor, College of Engineering, University of Georgia

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November 30, 2017

Drivers of technological improvement in clean energy

Jessika Trancik, Professor in Energy Studies, Institute for Data, Systems and Society at MIT

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November 16, 2017

Notes on 100% Renewable Cities in Texas

Neil McAndrews, Economist with Austin Chapter of US Association for Energy Economics

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October 26, 2017

Grid Technology Trends and the Integration of Renewables

Juan Torres, Associate Laboratory Director, Energy Systems Integration, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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October 19, 2017

Cutting Carbon in Maritime Cargo Shipping

Maria Gallucci, 2017-2018 UT Energy Journalism Fellow

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October 12, 2017

Coupling Heat Storage to Nuclear Reactors For Variable Electricity Output with Base-Load Reactor Operations

Charles Forsberg, Director and a Principle Investigator of the DOE Integrated Research Project on Fluoride-salt-cooled High-Temperature Reactors (FHRs), MIT

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October 5, 2017

Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems

Kevan Weaver, Director of Technology Integration, TerraPower

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September 28, 2017

September 21, 2017

Electrolyte Choices for Rechargeable Batteries

John Goodenough, Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

September 14, 2017

U.S. Climate Policy: The Importance of Thinking and Acting Regionally

Dave Adelman, Professor, School of Law, The University of Texas at Austin