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West Texas Talk: Dr Todd Davidson & Dr Joshua Rhodes Of UT Austin’s Energy Institute

Sept. 8, 2017

On this segment of NPR's West Texas Talk, Lorne Matalon speaks with Dr Todd Davidson and Dr Joshua Rhodes, energy scientists based at the University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute...

Department of Energy should adjust its mission to focus on smart energy management

Aug. 30, 2017

Forty years after its inception, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) is at crossroads, writes Dr. Michael Webber, in a new op-ed published in several news outlets...

Delusions of grandeur in building a low-carbon future

Aug. 30, 2017

Economic models used to inform decision-makers about such policies as the Paris Agreement on climate change are fundamentally flawed, writes Dr. Carey King...

Center for Energy Economics releases report on current and future demand for natural gas in China and India

Aug. 30, 2017

The continuation of low domestic gas and LNG prices could result in short-term demand increases in both China and India, but current price levels are not likely to endure over the longer-term, report economists...

Energy Institute cited in DOE grid reliability study

Aug. 30, 2017

Energy Institute Deputy Director Dr. Michael Webber and Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Joshua Rhodes were both cited in a new study on electric grid reliability prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy...

New research shows warmer climate could trigger disruption of ocean circulation systems

Aug. 25, 2017

New research from UT Austin is adding to concerns that global warming could profoundly affect ocean circulation systems, with severe implications for North America and Europe...

U.S.-Owned Factories In Mexico Embrace Prospect Of NAFTA Change

Aug. 9, 2017

REYNOSA, Mexico – American-owned assembly-line factories known as maquilas that line the Mexican side of the border with the U.S. have been bracing for change since the election of Donald Trump, but...