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MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Energy Week Will Explore Emerging Trends, Key Issues

UT Energy Week will examine important energy-related issues. 

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Event: UT Energy Week will examine important energy-related issues. The event will be co-hosted by The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute, the student-run Longhorn Energy Club, and the KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business, with support from schools and colleges engaged in energy research.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Friday, Feb. 19

Where: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on the UT Austin campus.

Who May Attend: Energy Week is open to the public, but advance registration is recommended. Complimentary admission is available for credentialed media – use comp code: UTEW-16-press

Background:    

Many of the world’s top scientists conducting research on vital energy issues call UT Austin home. Join these and other experts from industry, regulatory agencies and the nonprofit world for an examination of emerging trends, new technologies and energy research.

Highlights from the second annual UT Energy Week will include:

  • Tuesday: Experts from both sides of the U.S.–Mexico border will examine Mexico’s recent entry into competitive electricity markets, with particular focus on increased renewable energy and natural gas in electricity generation.

  • Wednesday: Researchers, regulators and industry representatives will explore the science and regulatory response to hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas production. Other panels will address Texas’ water initiatives and the energy/food nexus.

  • Thursday: Experts from electric utilities, solar companies, environmental organizations and academia will examine the growth of renewables, energy storage and other efforts to “de-carbonize” the power grid. UT Austin also will release the latest edition of its semiannual UT Energy Poll.

  • Friday: Energy producers, financiers, researchers and strategic consultants will discuss emerging trends in oil and gas production, the financial impact of low oil prices, and the geopolitics of energy.

View the full program or register.