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Wind energy, though subsidized like all other forms of energy, is a net benefit for Texans’ pocketbooks

April 29, 2019

Energy Institute Research Associate Joshua Rhodes weighs in on legislative efforts to curtail or eliminate tax credits and other subsidies for wind and solar energy providers in a new op-ed published in the Waco Tribune-Herald.

Texas maintains low electricity prices while adding renewable energy capacity, shuttering coal plants

April 29, 2019

Texas has been able to maintain grid reliability and low electricity prices while closing coal-fired power plants and adding renewable generation capacity, writes Energy Institute Assistant Director Fred Beach in a new op-ed published in the Dallas Morning News.

UT Austin alum to lead new grid resiliency work for NERC

April 29, 2019

UT Austin graduate Mike Legatt, now the CEO of Austin-based ResilientGrid, Inc., leads a team of energy professionals and entrepreneurs that has been selected by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation to implement a software platform for the North American bulk power system.

KBH Energy Center holds 2nd annual Women in Energy panel

April 29, 2019

The KBH Energy Center hosted its 2nd Annual Women in Energy Panel to enable students from a variety of schools and colleges across the UT campus to learn from female energy leaders who have succeeded in an industry heavily comprised of men. The event concluded with a reception hosted by Thompson and Knight where students were able to meet with panelists and industry in an informal setting.

Experts explore energy storage and electric grid of the future during 9th annual Austin Electricity Conference

April 29, 2019

Experts from academia, industry, and government regulatory agencies gathered on the UT campus April 4 – 5 for the 9th annual Austin Electricity Conference. The theme for this year’s event, The Role of Storage in the Grid of the Future, spurred robust dialogue among participants, who explored the technological, business, operational, policy and regulatory aspects of energy storage.

Shell Chief Technology Officer discusses how energy giant supports R&D on a global scale

March 29, 2019

Yuri Sebregts, Chief Technology Officer for Shell, answered questions from a roomful of students and others...

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...

Researchers develop solar-powered moisture harvester that collects and cleans water from air

March 29, 2019

New research from UT Austin engineers may help provide critical access to clean water in disaster situations and water crises, as well as poverty-stricken areas and developing countries...