EVENT: UT Energy Week, co-hosted by The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute and student-run Longhorn Energy Club with the participation of schools and colleges engaged in energy research, will examine important energy-related issues.
WHEN: Feb. 16-20 (Monday-Friday)
WHERE: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on the UT Austin campus.
Some evening events will be held in alternate venues. Check the program for a complete list of locations.
BACKGROUND: Many of the world’s top scientists conducting research on vital energy issues call UT Austin home. Join these and other experts in a weeklong critical examination of research findings, emerging trends and new technologies.
Highlights from the inaugural UT Energy Week will include:
- Monday: “Back to the Future?” explores the role of oil and gas in a changing marketplace, with panels on energy economics and Arctic/frontier drilling.
- Tuesday: “Building Bridges to a Sustainable World,” explores the future of natural gas and nuclear energy, sustainable energy policy, and the nexus of energy, food and water.
- Wednesday: “Empowering Consumers, Reinventing Infrastructure,” showcases the impact of microgrids, energy storage and other disruptive technologies.
- Thursday: “Regulation, Decentralization, Integration,” looks at the rapidly evolving electric utility model in the context of climate change and new technologies.
- Friday: “Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in the Americas,” features the inaugural symposium of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business and includes a panel on Mexican energy reform.