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Pike Powers Commercialization Summit

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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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The Role of Semiconductors in Clean Energy

Semiconductors play a key role in clean energy by enabling clean, renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency. Semiconductor materials are the basis for solar electric energy systems. Semiconductor devices are also used to condition power from solar arrays and …  More

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CleanTX Analysis on the Smart Grid

The utility industry in the United States has an opportunity to revolutionize its electric grid system by utilizing emerging software, hardware and wireless technologies and renewable energy sources. As electricity generation in the U.S. increases by over 30% from today’s …  More

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Carbon Pricing and the Transition from Voluntary to Mandatory Markets

The current national and global call for a coordinated and meaningful response to climate change concerns is certain to shift the United States from several regional and voluntary carbon markets today to a global compulsory market in the near future. …  More

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