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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...

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...