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New research shows U.S. nuclear power reactors are at a crossroads

May 4, 2017

Forces disrupting electric power markets are under the microscope in an analysis conducted by the Center for Energy Economics (CEE) as part of its Electric Power Research Forum...

State program gives away tax dollars that could have been used for community public services

May 4, 2017

New research from UT Austin Government Department Prof. Nathan Jensen reveals that billions of dollars in tax abatements awarded to companies as an incentive to move to Texas have resulted in no...

UT Energy Poll shows support for Trump to revive U.S. coal industry

May 4, 2017

Nearly half of Americans want President Donald Trump to take actions to revive the flagging U.S. coal industry, despite strong market signals that coal will continue to be displaced by cheaper and cleaner forms...

UT Energy Journalism Fellow Lorne Matalon published in Revista, the Harvard Review of Latin America

May 4, 2017

UT Energy Journalism Fellow Lorne Matalon has published an article in ReVista, the prestigious Harvard Review of Latin America, on an under-reported and controversial aspect of Mexico’s energy reform program...

Varun Rai named Associate Dean for Research at LBJ School of Public Affairs

March 31, 2017

UT Austin Mechanical Engineering Professor Varun Rai has been named Associate Dean for Research at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, where he will oversee a broad portfolio of research efforts and initiatives...

UT Austin team improves performance of Li-sulfur battery

March 31, 2017

Researchers in UT Austin’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have developed an electrode for lithium-sulfur batteries that improves cyclic stability and rate capability. As published in the...

Researchers link Methane in groundwater to Natural Sources

March 31, 2017

UT Austin scientists have found that high levels of methane in well water from two counties near Fort Worth are probably from shallow natural gas deposits, not natural gas leaks caused by hydraulic fracturing...

New research examines investment options for the electric grid of the future

March 31, 2017

The cheapest and likeliest pathway to a cleaner energy future is one that leverages, not duplicates, the existing electric grid and associated infrastructure, writes Dr. Joshua Rhodes in a new article...

Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces New Technology for Fast-Charging, Noncombustible Batteries

March 31, 2017

Mechanical Engineering Prof. John Goodenough, renowned as co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed the first all-solid-state battery cells...