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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...

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...

UT Energy Week scheduled for January 29 – February 2, 2018

Dec. 18, 2017
Energy experts will explore a range of vital energy issues facing society during the fourth annual UT Energy Week, January 29 – Friday, February 2, 2018...

New agreement between UT Austin and Monterrey Tech paves the way for energy research and educational exchange program

Dec. 18, 2017
UT Austin has formed a new partnership with Monterrey Tech to help develop a reliable, clean, sustainable and affordable electric power sector for Mexico...

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...

Texas engineers develop new material to improve performance of lithium-ion batteries

Dec. 18, 2017
New research from UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering (CSE) could lead to cheaper, smaller, and more efficient batteries...

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.