News Category: Rhodes

UT energy experts weigh in on PG&E bankruptcy filing

Feb. 14, 2019

Joshua Rhodes and Todd Davidson assess the fallout California’s largest utility faces from $30 billion in liability claims related to wildfires sparked by its electric system.

PG&E's Bankruptcy Could Hurt California’s Aggressive Climate Goals

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Joshua Rhodes, Energy Institute/Cockrell School of Engineering

Amid PG&E Bankruptcy, Rooftop Solar Could Help The Power Grid Fight Wildfires

Despite the blue wave, the U.S. failed to pass its first carbon tax

Dec. 19, 2018

While the U.S. has enacted policies aimed at lowering carbon dioxide emissions, such as Renewable Portfolio Standards and federal tax credits...

What does ‘100% renewable’ really mean?

Sept. 27, 2018

Georgetown, Texas, a town just north of Austin, has been in the news lately for its decision to ‘go 100% renewable’...

Energy Institute experts offer perspective on record-breaking demand for electricity

Aug. 29, 2018

Sizzling summer temperatures and record-breaking demand for electricity have provided a great opportunity...

Research shows adding 11 GW of solar would complement existing wind power on Texas grid

Aug. 29, 2018

Including a price on CO₂ emissions would make the installation of more solar energy in Texas considerably more attractive...

Why Trump digs coal and what it means

Aug. 29, 2018

The Trump administration is again trying to intervene in United States electricity markets...

Are high oil prices starting to hurt wind power?

Aug. 29, 2018

A recent decision by Texas regulators to turn down a large wind farm project highlights how changes in one energy sector can affect others...

Let’s get real about the myths surrounding “100% renewable” energy

Aug. 13, 2018

Georgetown, TX has received a lot of attention in the media and elsewhere for its decision a few years ago to contract for 100% renewable electricity...

How clean coal could make a tidy profit from tax credits

May 30, 2018

Energy Institute Research Associate Josh Rhodes examines the recent extension / expansion of a tax credit for carbon capture...