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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...

Regional benefits of complying with federal air quality rules far outweigh costs, assert UT Austin law professors in new paper

Nov. 20, 2015

The distribution of costs and benefits for complying with federal rules governing air pollution is roughly commensurate with each regions’ reliance on coal-fired power...

Researchers awarded $15 million for biofuel studies

Nov. 20, 2015

A team led by UT Austin’s Dr. Tom Juenger, a professor of integrative biology, has received grants totaling $15 million...

UT Austin students take first place in Energy Bowl Competition

Nov. 20, 2015

UT Austin Chemical Engineering students Abigail Ondeck, Krystian Perez, and Sean Wood, along with geosciences student Jonathan Major, took first place...

NexusHaus team wins 4th place in DOE Solar Decathlon

Nov. 20, 2015

NexusHaus, the solar-powered, highly energy efficient home designed and built by a team of students from UT Austin and Technische Universitaet Muenchen, took fourth place...

Banking on Batteries: A New Solar Strategy to Profit from the Grid

Nov. 10, 2015

Solar panel companies are often portrayed as the enemies of the power grid. Residential solar siphons off a utility’s top customers...

Fred Beach op-ed: ending ban on crude oil exports makes sense, but might not make much difference

Oct. 30, 2015

Despite the ongoing tussle among refiners and producers about who stands to gain or lose from a lifting of the U.S.’s decades-old restrictions on exporting crude oil, consumers won’t be affected much..

Petroleum Engineering labs lead the way toward safer, more environmentally sound drilling

Oct. 30, 2015

Students and faculty in engineering and related fields can address challenges to making onshore and offshore drilling safer and more environmentally sound in three hands-on labs...