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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.

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...