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Wind capacity is estimated to overtake coal capacity in ERCOT given recent retirement announcements and planned additions

Oct. 13, 2017

New coal retirements announced by Luminant (Big Brown and Sandow plants) means ERCOT will soon lose significant coal generation capacity. At the same time, wind capacity is expected to increase by nearly...

To Drive or Not to Drive?

Oct. 11, 2017

With the popularity of ridesharing services growing, more consumers are wondering whether hailing a ride on an app can offer a viable and affordable alternative to owning a car.

Energy journalists get crash course from UT experts

Sept. 27, 2017

More than two dozen UT Austin faculty members and other researchers participated in the second annual UT Energy Journalism Workshop...

UT geoscientists tackle the mysteries of methane hydrates

Sept. 27, 2017

In May 2017, a team of scientists and graduate students from UT Austin's Institute for Geophysics, a unit within the Jackson School of Geosciences, began the first of two ambitious drilling expeditions...

Hydrogen could help solve electric vehicles' energy problem

Sept. 27, 2017

The comparison of battery-only and fuel-cell electric vehicles comes down to two competing technologies with different challenges, writes Michael Lewis...

How the Texas energy industry should move forward after Hurricane Harvey

Sept. 27, 2017

Hurricane Harvey taught us some valuable lessons about the vulnerability of Texas' energy industry, writes Energy Institute Deputy Director and Engineering Prof. Dr. Michael Webber...

Prof. John Goodenough awarded Welch Award in Chemistry

Sept. 27, 2017

Renowned UT Engineering Prof. Dr. John B. Goodenough has another prestigious honor to add to his mantle: the 2017 Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry. Goodenough first received wide acclaim...

UT Energy Symposium kicks off fall semester

Sept. 27, 2017

Energy experts from across the UT campus and the Central Texas community kicked off the fall semester of the UT Energy Symposium (UTES) with a series of informative guest lectures...

UT Energy Symposium Kicks off New Semester of Guest Lectures

Sept. 13, 2017

Gene Preston, CEO of Transmission Adequacy Consulting, delivered the opening lecture in this fall’s UT Energy Symposium (UTES), the popular guest lecture series sponsored by the Energy Institute.