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ATI and Pecan Street, Inc. explore consumer-facing side of the smart grid

Unique lab brings together researchers from UT and private companies to study interaction of new energy technologies in a real-world setting.  More

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GCG’s energy cakes may save Haiti’s forests

According to Lewis Lucke, former US Ambassador to Haiti, ninety-five percent of Haiti’s forests disappeared as a result of the manufacture of charcoal. The former ambassador believes that Kumar Singh’s “energy cakes” could provide a sustainable solution to Haiti’s energy …  More

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Energy and Innovation: Structural Change and Policy Implications

The move towards sustainable energy production and use is one of the most challenging and profound changes currently taking place in the world’s established and emerging economies. Energy and Innovation presents a series of informative case studies from Norway, the …  More

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Texas Wind Industry's Rapid Growth Creates New Challenges

In the past decade, Texas began to harness some of its abundant wind potential and, in the process, became an international wind energy leader. The state currently accounts for more than 25 percent of installed wind energy capacity in the …  More

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Job generation and wind projects

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Sustainable Energy Options for Austin Energy

During the 2008-2009 academic year the City of Austin, on behalf of Austin Energy (AE), and Solar Austin co-funded a policy research project to review options for AE to achieve sustainable energy generation and become carbon neutral by 2020. This …  More

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Photovoltaics in Texas Part Two: Strategies for Growth

As the world turns to clean energy sources, Texas has a strategic opportunity to expand its traditional energy leadership capacity into solar power. This article is the second in a two-part series examining the photovoltaics (PV) industry in Texas. The …  More

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Photovoltaics in Texas Part One: New Market Opportunity

Why isn't Texas – with its natural solar endowment, semi-conductor expertise, energy business talent, and scientific leadership – a national and global leader in the solar industry? This two-part TBR article establishes the economic, public policy, and technological rationale for …  More

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Enriching Economy and Environment: Making Central Texas the Center for Clean Energy

Overview of clean energy technologies, their economic potential, and the resources making up an emerging clean energy cluster in Central Texas.

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Texas as a Net Energy Importer: Does it Matter?

By some calculations, Texas became a new energy importer in 1991. In that year, the BTU (or heat) value of Texas consumption of petroleum products, natural gas, propane, and renewable energy (wood, wind, and solar) exceeded the BTU value of …  More

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