Topic: Green energy

Study Determines Theoretical Energy Benefits and Potential of Algae Fuels

July 19, 2012

It's theoretically possible to produce about 500 times as much energy from algae fuels as is needed to grow the fuels, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

However, limited by existing technology, the researchers found in a separate study that their algae growing facility is getting out about one-five hundredth as much energy as it currently puts in to grow the fuels.

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Making the "Switch"

April 23, 2012
Making the "Switch"

A new documentary film from Jackson School of Geosciences Professor Scott Tinker charts a course toward our energy future.

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Poll: Americans aren't optimistic about energy

Oct. 20, 2011
Poll: Americans aren't optimistic about energy

As the first ongoing and nonpartisan measure of how Americans think and behave about energy, the Energy Poll reveals "a general level of angst."

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Next-generation solar cells

March 30, 2010

Researchers at the university's Energy Frontier Research Center are working to develop more efficient solar cells based on organic semiconductors. Their research will make solar cells much easier and cheaper to produce.

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Third Annual Clean Energy Venture Summit Offers Behind the Scenes Look at the Smart Grid Agenda

June 24, 2009

The third annual Clean Energy Venture Summit: Bringing the Smart Grid to Life is scheduled for Oct. 14 and 15 at the ATandT Executive Center, the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) Clean Energy Incubator has announced.

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