Topic: Energy

In Energy Politics, Simple Wins, But Simple is Usually Wrong

April 18, 2016
Natural Gas Drilling

Some politicians are calling for a nationwide ban on fracking. That is not what we should do and it would almost certainly be bad for health and the environment because of two reasons.

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UT Energy Poll Reveals Opinions on Energy Security

Feb. 18, 2016
energy-poll

A majority of Americans say government and industry should collaborate to strengthen U.S. energy security and energy independence, according to the latest edition of the UT Energy Poll.

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What is the Energy Bust Telling Us?

Feb. 17, 2016
oil derrick in the foreground with wind turbines in the background

Russell Gold, senior energy reporter for The Wall Street Journal and inaugural Energy Journalism Fellow at UT Austin, offers his take on the future of energy. 

 

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Researchers Receive $15 Million for Biofuel Crop Study

Oct. 20, 2015
switchgrass

A researcher at The University of Texas at Austin will receive two grants totaling $15 million to study a native prairie grass, including how it can become a sustainable source of bioenergy amid global climate change. 

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UT, Japan Collaborate on Energy Efficient Data Center

Aug. 11, 2015
UT Austin and Japan Collaboration on Energy Efficient Data Center

Partnering with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), which acts as a Japanese government agency, UT Austin will begin using alternative energy sources to power some of its high-performance computers.

 

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