News Category: Webber

UT researchers explore potential for increased hydrogen usage

March 29, 2019

UT Austin researchers have recently participated in two studies leading to the publication of scientific articles...

Can we escape our car-centric world?

March 29, 2019

The American dream of suburban home ownership and the freedom to roam...

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...

Pot, Solar Power and Taxi Drivers: Energy Security Austin-styled

June 11, 2018

One experience in Austin, Texas revealed to me that energy security means different things to different people...

Prof. Michael Webber named Presidential Leadership Scholar

Feb. 27, 2018

Energy Institute Deputy Director Michael Webber has been named a Presidential Leadership Scholar...

To drive or not to drive, that is the question

Dec. 18, 2017

Two UT researchers have developed a sophisticated economic model and online calculator to help consumers decide if it makes more sense to own a personal vehicle or use ridesharing services...

Improving women’s lives through energy: what Rick Perry got right and wrong

Dec. 18, 2017

Access to energy can help promote women’s rights and improve their lives, particularly in developing nations, write Sheril Kirshenbaum and Prof. Michael Webber in a new op-ed...

Hurricane Harvey can help Houston rethink its car culture

Oct. 27, 2017

Texas and Florida residents who receive disaster-recovery checks from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and private insurance companies in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma...

Energy Institute Deputy Director Michael Webber runner-up for 2017 Hamilton Award

Oct. 26, 2017

Energy Institute Deputy Director Michael Webber, a professor in UT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, was one of three runners-up winners in the 2017 Hamilton Award...