Big Ideas: the Full Cost of Electricity

March 29, 2018
Big Ideas, a new online magazine produced by UT’s McCombs School of Business, revisited a recent Energy Institute study, the Full Cost of Electricity...

How China is Reinventing its Energy Economy

Feb. 14, 2018
China’s thirst for energy is rising. But to save its cities from suffocating pollution, leaders are looking to carbon-free energy sources and electric vehicles.

Fred Beach op-ed: Strategic Petroleum Reserve maintains illusion of control over global oil prices

Nov. 20, 2015
Not only is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve an anachronism, it has morphed into a charade for politicians wishing to maintain the illusion...

Fred Beach op-ed: ending ban on crude oil exports makes sense, but might not make much difference

Oct. 30, 2015
Despite the ongoing tussle among refiners and producers about who stands to gain or lose from a lifting of the U.S.’s decades-old restrictions on exporting crude oil, consumers won’t be affected much..

Why a rock-solid Republican town embraced renewable power

Sept. 30, 2015
When people think of rock-solid conservative Republicans with zero patience for tree-hugging liberals, they think of places like Georgetown in Williamson County, home to the well-heeled, politically conservative...