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Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering hosts annual meeting on Enhanced Oil Recovery research

April 26, 2018

The Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Research Project was the subject of an annual meeting to highlight experimental and modeling research and development...

Failing to address climate change threatens national security

April 26, 2018

U.S. policymakers have a constitutional mandate to address climate change to ensure national security...

Summer demand for power could test Texas electric grid

April 26, 2018

This summer could present a stiff test for the Texas electric grid, but early indicators suggest we will get by...

Iconic oilman Henry Groppe lauded by Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

April 26, 2018

The Midland-based Permian Basin Petroleum Museum has celebrated legendary oilman Henry Groppe with a special exhibit...

Austin Electricity Conference explored transformative information systems in changing electricity industry

April 26, 2018

Representatives from pioneering industries, regulatory agencies, non-profit organizations and think tanks joined academic experts from UT Austin and other universities for a two-day exploration...

Center for Electromechanics nears completion of prototype hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle for UPS

March 29, 2018

Researchers at UT’s Center for Electromechanics (CEM) are nearing completion of a conversion of a UPS delivery van into a prototype zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell vehicle...

Big Ideas: the Full Cost of Electricity

March 29, 2018

Big Ideas, a new online magazine produced by UT’s McCombs School of Business, revisited a recent Energy Institute study, the Full Cost of Electricity...

UT Austin again ranked among top 10 graduate engineering programs

March 29, 2018

UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering ranks among the top 10 graduate programs in engineering (No. 6 among public universities) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 graduate program rankings...

Expansion of tax credits for carbon capture & sequestration could spur development of coal-fired power plants

March 29, 2018

A little-known provision of the recently enacted federal budget bill extends and expands tax credits for capturing CO2, which could trigger investment in new coal-fired power plants...

Slow down on using Blockchain for clean energy trades

March 29, 2018

In an op-ed published by Columbia University Law School’s Climate Law Blog, UT Prof. David Spence urges caution in evaluating the use of blockchain...