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LBJ students examine impact of distributed energy resources on electric utilities’ business models

July 5, 2017

Masters students at the LBJ School of Public Affairs recently completed a year-long policy research project (PRP) in which they examined new business models for electric utilities. The course...

The times they are a’changin’ for electric utilities

July 5, 2017

The rapid growth of rooftop solar and other distributed energy resources could soon pose a serious threat to electric utilities’ traditional business model, writes Energy Institute Research Fellow Roger Duncan...

Center for Electromechanics awarded grant to develop electric grid monitoring systems for Distributed Energy Resources

July 5, 2017

UT Austin’s Center for Electromechanics (CEM) has been awarded $1.6 million to develop systems for real-time grid monitoring and modeling of electricity usage from Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) such as...

UT Austin researchers participate in comprehensive study of Texas shale gas development

July 5, 2017

UT Austin energy researchers David Allen, Melinda Taylor, Bob Metcalfe and Michael Young participated in a recent study coordinated by the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) on...

Energy Journalism Workshop set for September 27-28

July 5, 2017

Some of the world’s leading energy experts will present their research on the most vital and controversial energy issues facing society during the second annual UT Energy Journalism Workshop, Sept. 27-28...

Ten reasons why Trump should support a price on carbon

July 5, 2017

Imposing a price on carbon would inject certainty into the marketplace, spur innovation, simplify a patchwork of state and local regulations, and create a lot of jobs. Enacting legislation that puts a price on carbon...

The link between societal polarization and energy consumption

July 5, 2017

Whether we recognize it or not, physical resource constraints such as the rate of power consumption and the cost of food and energy eventually translate into economic constraints that govern our lives...

Cost of residential PV systems varies within same region

July 5, 2017

LBJ School Prof. Varun Rai participated in a new study led by Berkeley Lab’s Electricity Markets & Policy Group entitled Sources of Price Dispersion in U.S. Residential Solar Installations. The report...

Mashable science reporter Maria Gallucci awarded 2017-18 UT Energy Journalism Fellowship

July 5, 2017

Maria Gallucci, a science reporter with Mashable, has been awarded the UT Energy Journalism Fellowship for the 2017-18 school year. Gallucci, formerly an energy and environment reporter...

U.S. nuclear power reactors: at a crossroads

July 5, 2017

Extending the life of U.S. nuclear plants would require large capital investments that are difficult to justify under existing market conditions...