Topic: Raymond Orbach

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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University of Texas at Austin Researchers to Conduct Comprehensive Study of Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale Gas

May 9, 2011

A research team at The University of Texas at Austin will conduct a comprehensive review of the science, policy and environmental issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing of shale gas, it was announced today.

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Opinion: Research vital to economic growth

Feb. 25, 2011
Opinion: Research vital to economic growth

Raymond Orbach, director of the Energy Institute watched "with a mixture of astonishment and dismay" when the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 1, which he said includes massive research cuts.

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Chemist Allen Bard looks to harness the power of sunlight to produce fuels that can substitute for oil

Jan. 24, 2011

Al Bard has a dream. It's an area the size of New Mexico blanketed in panels of iron oxide -- rust -- that have been doped with just the right mix of other elements.

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Sunlight to clean hydrogen fuel

Jan. 21, 2011
Is it possible to create syntehtic photosynthesis?

Raymond Orbach, director of the Energy Institute, talks up new research from the "Fuel to Sunlight" team on synthetic photosynthesis.

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