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What the collapse in oil prices is telling us about the future of energy

Feb. 26, 2016

Russell Gold, senior energy reporter with the Wall Street Journal and inaugural UT Energy Fellow, provided his perspective on the collapse in oil prices and what he sees as “an epochal moment” for...

Energy reporters learn from experts during first UT Energy Journalism Workshop

Jan. 29, 2016

Faculty and energy researchers from across the UT Austin campus delivered a crash course on hot-button energy topics...

Bureau of Economic Geology: understanding the shale boom

Dec. 17, 2015

Four years into its study of the potential of U.S. shale production, researchers at the Jackson School of Geosciences’ Bureau of Economic Geology are collaborating...

Rock salt more vulnerable to groundwater leaks than formerly believed

Dec. 17, 2015

Underground rock salt deposits, considered suitable for storing nuclear waste, are more vulnerable to groundwater leaks than previously thought, new research from UT Austin has determined...

Center for Energy Economics examines prospects for Lithium-Ion batteries

Dec. 17, 2015

UT Austin’s Center for Energy Economics (CEE) takes its first look at critical minerals used in batteries that power electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid EVs...

Robert Fares blog: CO2 emissions can be achieved, but at a price

Dec. 17, 2015

The world can significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions by transitioning to renewable energy, or a mix of nuclear and renewable energy...

Getting to No: The Facts Behind Obama’s Decision to Reject Keystone XL

Nov. 20, 2015

Energy Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Robert Fares discusses the technical analysis behind the President’s decision to reject the pipeline. Read the blog on ScientificAmerican.com

Ask Dr. Webber: what is wind energy?

Nov. 20, 2015

Questions from children can help everyone understand the biggest issues in energy today. In this new series...

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...