News Category: energy

Overcoming Hurdles for Hydrogen Energy

June 22, 2021

The U.S. is counting on hydrogen to play a significant role in the low-carbon economy of the future, but fundamental questions about transportation, storage and cost need to be addressed in order to integrate hydrogen gas into the nation’s existing infrastructure, according to a preliminary study from a new research program at The University of Texas at Austin.

Extracting Lithium to Power the Future

March 10, 2020

An international research team that includes a professor in the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering has pioneered a new filtration technique that could dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to extract lithium from the earth and thereby improve the supply for electric vehicles and renewable energy sources.

Enhancing Sustainable Energy is the Aim of New UT Collaborations

Feb. 17, 2020

Eleven projects at The University of Texas at Austin have won a campus-wide competition led the the Energy Institute to identify and support the most promising global energy transition research at UT. 

In the News: Environmentalists Protest Climate Change Denier

Oct. 29, 2019

Students Fighting Climat Change, faculty and other organizations protested a talk by a climate change denier, according the The Daily Texan.

In the News: Discussing Water and Energy at 8th Sustainability Symposium

Oct. 28, 2019

The Daily Texan covered the 8th Sustainability Symposium that took place on October 25, 2019. Nearly 30 speakers covered water and enerby conservation, equity, and many other topics.

A Century of Forward-Thinking Energy Solutions

Oct. 27, 2019

When it comes to developing energy solutions for the university, planning ahead is the proven modus operandi. “We always look at the big picture, what’s down the road,” said Juan Ontiveros, associate vice president of Utilities, Energy and Facilities Management.

In the News: UT Must Implement Targets to Lower Greenhouse Gases

Sept. 30, 2019

A very informed opinion piece in The Daily Texan looks for quantitative goals from UT Austin about greenhouse gas emissions.

In the News: How Oil-Loving Texas Could Lead a Low-Carbon Future

Aug. 23, 2019

The Energy Institute's Michael Webber penned a feaure in Texas Monthly on how one of the biggest pollutors—Texas—could embrace a low carbon future.

Optimizing Energy in the College of Education

June 17, 2019

Thanks to the work of UT Austin's energy stewards, the George I. Sánchez building—home of the College of Education—is using 30% less energy than it did a few years ago.

Dark Tower Symbolizes Energy Efficiency

April 22, 2019

To highlight the university’s commitment to energy conservation, the UT Tower will be dark the night of Monday, April 22 as the world celebrates Earth Day.

Only the clock faces and aircraft warning lights will be illuminated, and all window shades will be closed.