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Climate change is no longer a technological challenge – it is an economic one

Dec. 19, 2018

The recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report contains some grim warnings, but it is also a reminder...

Despite the blue wave, the U.S. failed to pass its first carbon tax

Dec. 19, 2018

While the U.S. has enacted policies aimed at lowering carbon dioxide emissions, such as Renewable Portfolio Standards and federal tax credits...

New center to explore better water purification methods

Oct. 31, 2018

A new UT Austin research center will focus on finding more creative approaches to use and reuse existing water supplies and improve water purification methods...

UT Austin experts showcased in Energy Journalism Workshop

Oct. 31, 2018

Journalists from across the U.S. who regularly cover energy and the environment convened in Austin recently to hear presentations from UT Austin faculty and other energy researchers...

Students examine solar market trends for LBJ School Policy Research Project

Oct. 31, 2018

Twenty UT Austin graduate students participating in a Policy Research Project led by LBJ School of Public Affairs Prof. Varun Rai have produced a series of research papers...

Researchers find no link between Barnett Shale natural gas production and methane in groundwater

Oct. 31, 2018

UT Austin researchers, led by Toti Larson, a research associate at the Bureau of Economic Geology, a unit in the Jackson School of Geosciences, have found no link...

International cooperation still holds promise for combating climate change

Oct. 31, 2018

LBJ School of Public Affairs Prof. Joshua Busby, a leading expert on environmental politics, recently published two reports on climate change...

Combating climate is no longer a technological challenge, it’s an economic one

Oct. 31, 2018

The recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report offered some grim warnings, writes UT Energy Institute Research Associate Todd Davidson...