Energy Journalism

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Engaging the News Media

The Energy Institute is committed to raising awareness of key energy issues and enhancing energy literacy. We regularly interact with journalists who cover energy and environmental issues, providing them access some of the world’s leading energy experts on a wide range of topics.


Participants in the 2016 UT Energy Journalism Workshop 2016 listen to a presentation

Annual Workshop

Each fall, the Energy Institute hosts a two-day workshop that offers journalists who regularly cover energy and environmental issues direct access to some of the world’s leading energy experts. The event, supported by the University’s School of Journalism, McCombs School of Business, School of Law, features a series of presentations from faculty members and other energy researchers on a wide range topical of issues.

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Energy Journalism Fellowship

The UT Energy Journalism Fellowship provides a journalist who regularly covers energy and environmental topics a yearlong hiatus from the grind of daily deadlines to pursue a long-form energy-themed writing project. The fellowship, sponsored by the Energy Institute and the School of Law, also provides the recipient direct access to UT Austin’s 300+ renowned energy experts, libraries, and other facilities.

Gary Rasp,
Communications Director

Professor Erich Schneider being interviewed at his desk

Many of the world’s top energy researchers call The University of Texas at Austin home, with more than 300 energy experts at work in schools, colleges and research centers dispersed across the UT campus.