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MEDIA ADVISORY: Energy Politics, Emerging Technologies and New Markets to be Debated During UT Energy Week

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What: Experts from academia, industry, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations will explore the interplay of energy policy and politics, emerging trends and technologies, and new research findings during the fifth annual UT Energy Week.

When: Feb. 4 – Feb. 8, 2019

Where: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78712

Who May Attend: Participation is open to the public and free for UT Austin students, faculty and staff, but advance registration is required.

Media: Complimentary admission is available for credentialed news media. Use the comp code UTEW-19-press.

Background: UT Energy Week is organized by the Longhorn Energy Club in collaboration with the university’s Energy Institute, and is supported by the KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business and the McCombs Energy Initiative, along with schools and colleges engaged in energy-related research across campus.

Scott W. Tinker, Director of UT’s Bureau of Economic Geology, will deliver an opening keynote address, “The Impact of Energy Poverty on the Global Energy Transition,” which will kick off the event at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4.

Panel topics for this year’s conference include the latest advances in smart buildings, an ongoing policy debate over large-scale energy storage, competing pathways to a low-carbon economy, the tipping point for electric vehicles, and more. Read the full conference program.

On Friday, Feb. 8, the KBH Energy Center and McCombs Energy Initiative will host Permian 2025 Conference, a gathering of recognized industry leaders with faculty and students from across the UT Austin campus. The focus of the conference will be the current and future opportunity represented by the Permian Basin, the current center of the unconventional global energy industry. Advance RSVP is required.

The event also provides an opportunity for students to showcase their energy research in a poster competition organized by the student-run Longhorn Energy Club. In addition, the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law will host two days of continuing education courses Thursday, Feb. 7 and Friday Feb. 8.

View the full program or register.