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Institute for Geophysics digs deep for methane hydrates

Oct. 26, 2017

Methane hydrate can found all over the planet in places where methane is under sufficient pressure and low temperatures, typically under frozen permafrost or far beneath the ocean floor...

Bureau of Economic Geology completes installation of TexNet earthquake monitoring network

Oct. 26, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology, a unit in the Jackson School of Geosciences, has completed installation of the state’s earthquake monitoring network...

UT engineering students win Shell Ideas360 Competition

Oct. 26, 2017

Cockrell School of Engineering undergraduate students Mandeep Gupta, Malvika Patel and Taylor Zhao won the Shell Ideas360 International Design Competition...

Energy Institute Deputy Director Michael Webber runner-up for 2017 Hamilton Award

Oct. 26, 2017

Energy Institute Deputy Director Michael Webber, a professor in UT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, was one of three runners-up winners in the 2017 Hamilton Award...

Office of Sustainability holds third annual Campus Sustainability Week

Oct. 25, 2017

UT Austin held its third Campus Sustainability Week October 23 – 27, with visits to green buildings, a tour of the university’s energy efficient power plant system, lectures, workshops informational lunches, and more.

Through the Looking Glass with the Clean Power Plan

Oct. 18, 2017

The Enivronmetal Protection Agency recently proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, a key Obama Administration rule regulating power plant carbon dioxide emissions. The law requires the EPA to a prepare...

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...