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Longhorn Energy Club awards prizes for student research during UT Energy Week

Feb. 28, 2017

Winning entrants in an energy research poster competition organized by the Longhorn Energy Club during this year’s UT Energy Week picked up $1,000 in four categories...

New findings suggest breakthrough in mechanical metamaterials can block symmetry of motion

Feb. 28, 2017

Electrical and Computer Engineering Prof. Dr. Andrea Alù, Research Scientist Dimitrios Sounas and colleagues at the AMOLF institute in the Netherlands have invented the first mechanical metamaterials capable...

UT Institute for Geophysics’ Gulf of Mexico seismic dataset finally pays off

Feb. 28, 2017

After nearly 40 years of acquiring and processing seismic data in the Gulf of Mexico to better understand its geology, UT Austin’s Institute for Geophysics‘ (UTIG) dataset has become a valuable commodity...

Spence: markets alone cannot balance conflicting demands for low cost, environmentally sound, and reliable electricity supply

Feb. 28, 2017

In the 24 states that have deregulated their electricity markets to allow competition, providers have brought down prices while increasing the supply of green energy, says Prof. David Spence...

Tinker: markets-based approach should serve as model for securing affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy

Feb. 28, 2017

For the past eight years, the primary focus of U.S. energy policy has centered on concerns over climate change and reducing carbon dioxide emissions, often through regulation and rule making, writes...

Third annual UT Energy Week explored new technologies, emerging trends, research findings

Feb. 28, 2017

More than 1,000 people attended UT Energy Week 2017, an annual gathering of experts from academia, industry, government, regulatory agencies and nonprofit organizations, to discuss and debate...

Mexico’s Energy Reform And Pemex: Both Face Challenge As U.S. Energy Sector Watches

Feb. 24, 2017

MEXICO CITY—President Donald Trump has said he will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. That has a lot of businesses that do cross border trade concerned.

Students awarded prizes for energy research during UT Energy Week

Feb. 22, 2017

Amidst the vibrancy from speaker panels of the third annual UT Energy Week, students displayed their research in a poster competition. The research contest saw a total of 30 students in four different categories...

Trinidad and Tobago at energy crossroads

Dec. 14, 2016

Kevin Ramnarine, Distinguished Affiliated Scholar in the KBH Center for Energy, Law and Business, offered insights from his experiences as former Energy Minister of Trinidad and Tobago during the Center’s...

Statoil expands fellowship program in Cockrell School of Engineering

Dec. 14, 2016

The Cockrell School of Engineering and Jackson School of Geosciences has signed a $2.5 million renewal agreement with Norwegian energy company Statoil to expand research addressing a range...