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Iconic oilman Henry Groppe lauded by Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

April 26, 2018
The Midland-based Permian Basin Petroleum Museum has celebrated legendary oilman Henry Groppe with a special exhibit...

A case for cautious optimism on climate, energy policy

April 26, 2018
The tendency to reinforce deeply held cognitive biases is a powerful trait in most people...

Expansion of tax credits for carbon capture & sequestration could spur development of coal-fired power plants

March 29, 2018
A little-known provision of the recently enacted federal budget bill extends and expands tax credits for capturing CO2, which could trigger investment in new coal-fired power plants...

Slow down on using Blockchain for clean energy trades

March 29, 2018
In an op-ed published by Columbia University Law School’s Climate Law Blog, UT Prof. David Spence urges caution in evaluating the use of blockchain...

UT Austin again ranked among top 10 graduate engineering programs

March 29, 2018
UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering ranks among the top 10 graduate programs in engineering (No. 6 among public universities) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 graduate program rankings...

Korgel recognized for nanomaterials research

March 29, 2018
UT Austin Chemical Engineering Prof. Brian Korgel has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his work in the synthesis and applications of nanocrystals, nanowires and their assemblies...

Center for Electromechanics nears completion of prototype hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle for UPS

March 29, 2018
Researchers at UT’s Center for Electromechanics (CEM) are nearing completion of a conversion of a UPS delivery van into a prototype zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell vehicle...

Big Ideas: the Full Cost of Electricity

March 29, 2018
Big Ideas, a new online magazine produced by UT’s McCombs School of Business, revisited a recent Energy Institute study, the Full Cost of Electricity...

Milliron receives 2018 O’Donnell Award in Engineering

March 29, 2018
Prof. Delia Milliron has been awarded the 2018 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST)...

New Federal Budget Puts Price on Carbon

March 9, 2018
Republicans have agreed to put a price on carbon, at least temporarily...