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Research shows adding 11 GW of solar would complement existing wind power on Texas grid

Aug. 29, 2018

Including a price on CO₂ emissions would make the installation of more solar energy in Texas considerably more attractive...

Why Trump digs coal and what it means

Aug. 29, 2018

The Trump administration is again trying to intervene in United States electricity markets...

Are high oil prices starting to hurt wind power?

Aug. 29, 2018

A recent decision by Texas regulators to turn down a large wind farm project highlights how changes in one energy sector can affect others...

Let’s get real about the myths surrounding “100% renewable” energy

Aug. 13, 2018

Georgetown, TX has received a lot of attention in the media and elsewhere for its decision a few years ago to contract for 100% renewable electricity...

How Trump's trade wars could inadvertently benefit the environment

June 26, 2018

When it comes to the economy, President Trump's "America First" mantra has meant renegotiating existing trade treaties and imposing tariffs

Pot, Solar Power and Taxi Drivers: Energy Security Austin-styled

June 11, 2018

One experience in Austin, Texas revealed to me that energy security means different things to different people...

My ‘All of the Above’ Energy Vacation

June 4, 2018

Each year I teach an energy law short course at UC-Santa Barbara, and this year my wife and I drove to California from Austin by way of national parks in Utah...

Jackson School of Geosciences named top Geology program

May 30, 2018

UT Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences is the No. 1 Geology program in the country, according to new rankings issued by U.S. News & World Report.  The Jackson School was also No. 7 in Earth Sciences and No.

Apply now for 2018 UT Energy Journalism Workshop, Sept. 25-26

May 30, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the third annual UT Energy Journalism Workshop...