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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...

Energy Institute releases Full Cost of Electricity Study

Dec. 14, 2016

Energy Institute Director Dr. Tom Edgar, Deputy Director Dr. Michael Webber and Assistant Director Dr. Carey King traveled to the nation’s capital in December to release a new research project...

Natural Gas and Wind are the Lowest-Cost Generation Technologies for Much of the U.S., New UT Austin Research Shows

Dec. 8, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas — Natural gas and wind are the lowest-cost technology options for new electricity generation across much of the U.S. when cost, public health impacts and environmental effects are considered, according to new research released today by The University of Texas at Austin.

UT Report: Wind, natural gas cheapest electricity if full cost tallied

Dec. 8, 2016

Wind and natural gas are the lowest-cost options for new electrical generation across much of the nation when environmental and public health impacts are considered along with direct expenses such as fuel and transmission lines, according to a report being released Thursday by the University of Texas.

Why it makes sense for Texas to put a price on carbon

Feb. 26, 2016

Rather than continue to fight federal rules requiring reductions in power plant emissions, Texas should craft its own plan...

Making the grade: UT Austin student hits Forbes 30 Under 30 list for energy movers and shakers

Feb. 26, 2016

UT Austin Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering student Karan Jerath made the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the energy and resources category for his work in developing a containment device that captures oil and gas escaping from a blowout well.