As crews work to clean up oil from Saturday's fuel leak in Galveston Bay, Texas experts offer insight into ramifications of spills for companies and the general public. Specialists on petroleum production, Texas wildlife, environmental law and policy from The University of Texas at Austin are available to help evaluate the incident and broader energy issues raised by the spill. This list below will likely be expanded. Please check back for the latest contacts.Read more
From the lethal lure of a frog's serenade to predictions about future energy concerns and findings of increased divorce in conservative areas, UT research is in the news. Learn more.Read more
Contact: Faith Singer-Villalobos, 512.232.5771
Date: Aug. 5, 2013
Event: "A Thirst for Power: The Global Nexus of Energy and Water" with Michael Webber, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at AustinRead more
From "Energy at the Movies" to bombing North Korea, the research and opinions of UT faculty members captured the media's attention this spring. Read the headlines.Read more
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.Read more