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On-campus solar energy data to become available

Dec. 18, 2017

Urban sustainability company Sol Design Lab says it hopes to soon release data from UT’s two solar charging stations on campus to improve energy research...

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering issues 2017-18 issue of Energy One magazine

Dec. 18, 2017

In keeping with President Gregory Fenves’ characterization of UT Austin as the “university of what’s next,” the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering has...

UT engineers wrap up groundbreaking research on smart manufacturing

Dec. 18, 2017

A team of UT Austin engineers is completing an $11.3 million project to modernize the U.S. manufacturing industry through development of the first smart manufacturing platform for...

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...

Courts are not the place to resolve scientific debates

Dec. 18, 2017

At a time when science is under continual attack from politics and other sources, the last thing we need is to resolve differences concerning controversial topics in the courts...

UT research shows wind likely to overtake coal in electricity generation on Texas grid

Dec. 18, 2017

The anticipated retirement of several coal-fired power plants, combined with wind capacity additions, will likely mean the total annual amount of electricity produced from wind in Texas’ wholesale market will...

UT Austin researchers wrap up smart manufacturing project

Dec. 12, 2017

A team of UT Austin engineers is completing a $11.3 million project to modernize the U.S. manufacturing industry through development of the nation’s first smart manufacturing platform for...

The obscure federal agency that soon could raise your electric bill: 5 questions answered on FERC

Dec. 5, 2017

Energy scholar Joshua Rhodes explains what FERC is and why it has so much power over energy markets and (indirectly) the prices consumers pay.