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NexusHaus participants sprinting toward finish line in stretch run for 2015 Solar Decathlon

Sept. 16, 2015

UT Austin students and their counterparts at Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) in Germany are putting the finishing touches on construction of an ultra-energy efficient, solar-powered home...

Avoiding Bias in Debate of Energy Policy: Prof. David Spence on the Roots of Public Disharmony

Sept. 15, 2015

The veracity of sound scientific research eventually drives greater public understanding of energy issues, but first has to overcome deep-seated and pervasive biases that dominate public debate...

Energy Institute signs agreement with JISEA in Colorado

Aug. 25, 2015

The Energy Institute has signed an agreement to collaborate with the Colorado-based Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) on energy policy research and analysis...

Prof. Michael Webber op-ed: Iranian deal may pave way to lift ban on crude oil exports

Aug. 25, 2015

The U.S. shale revolution, which has created a remarkable trajectory of increased oil production and decreased exports, also played a key role in getting Iran to the negotiating table...

Community solar projects could smooth relations between utilities and their customers

Aug. 25, 2015

New research from UT Austin suggests that community solar projects could help stabilize relations between electric utilities and customers...

Bureau of Economic Geology signs agreement with China to pursue historic carbon capture research

Aug. 25, 2015

Dr. Scott Tinker, director of UT Austin’s Bureau of Economic Geology, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with business and academic leaders from China...

UT Austin engineers enhance performance of smart windows

Aug. 25, 2015

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering have achieved advancements in electrochromic materials that could one day deliver smart windows capable of revealing light without transferring heat...

Energy Institute directors on NPR: lignite one of Texas’ well-kept secrets

Aug. 25, 2015

Energy Institute Director Dr. Tom Edgar and Assistant Director Dr. Fred Beach are prominently featured in a story on Texas’ lignite that aired recently on National Public Radio...