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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.

The state of the US solar industry: 5 questions answered

Feb. 14, 2018
Five answers to the state of the solar industry in light of Trump’s imposition on solar panels from abroad.

While the World is on the Verge of an Automotive Revolution, Trump is Looking in the Rear View Mirror

Feb. 5, 2018
The global automotive industry is undergoing a revolution by marrying electric vehicles with artificial intelligence and communications technology, and China is poised to reap the benefits...

A Lack of Systematic Thinking Keeps America from Staying Great

Jan. 26, 2018
Our economic system operates within intellectual, social, and physical constraints. Each of these constraints can feedback to affect the others...

Offshore Drilling: Whither State Influence?

Jan. 12, 2018
The Trump Administration recently announced its intention to consider opening large swaths of the Atlantic, Pacific and eastern Gulf coasts for oil and gas production.

Perry Says NOPR; FERC Says Nope (To Propping Up Coal)

Jan. 8, 2018
Today FERC unanimously terminated the Proposed Rule on Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing that had been submitted to the commission by the secretary of energy...

Cockrell School of Engineering to lead Petroleum Extension program

Dec. 18, 2017
Texas Engineering Executive Education, a division of UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering, will serve as the new home for the Petroleum Extension (PETEX) program...

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...

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...

UT alumni Jeff and Mindy Hildebrand donate $25 million to Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Dec. 18, 2017
A $25 million donation to the UT Austin’s renowned Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering from alumni Jeff and Mindy Hildebrand will provide...