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John Goodenough powers through his 90s in his quest for a better battery

Sept. 27, 2018

Famed UT Engineering Prof. John Goodenough, who nearly 40 years ago secured his iconic stature for his role in inventing the lithium-ion battery...

What does ‘100% renewable’ really mean?

Sept. 27, 2018

Georgetown, Texas, a town just north of Austin, has been in the news lately for its decision to ‘go 100% renewable’...

Former Sec. of Energy and inaugural Energy Institute board chair passes

Sept. 20, 2018

Former Sec. of Energy Samuel Bodman passed away recently following a long illness. After a long and distinguished career in business and public service...

Energy Institute experts offer perspective on record-breaking demand for electricity

Aug. 29, 2018

Sizzling summer temperatures and record-breaking demand for electricity have provided a great opportunity...

UT oil and gas engineers to share expertise with India

Aug. 29, 2018

UT Austin engineers have signed a $5 million partnership agreement with India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation...

McDonald Observatory collaborates with West Texas oil and gas producers to protect night skies

Aug. 29, 2018

UT Austin’s renowned McDonald Observatory is collaborating with West Texas oil and gas producers to reduce light pollution...

UT researchers lead the way on carbon capture & storage

Aug. 29, 2018

UT Austin researchers are at the forefront of one of the most promising, and vexing, technological breakthroughs...

Research shows adding 11 GW of solar would complement existing wind power on Texas grid

Aug. 29, 2018

Including a price on CO₂ emissions would make the installation of more solar energy in Texas considerably more attractive...

Why Trump digs coal and what it means

Aug. 29, 2018

The Trump administration is again trying to intervene in United States electricity markets...