News Category: energy

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.

Cooler heads will prevail—thanks to thermal energy storage

Dec. 21, 2018

A successful district energy system is one that constantly strives for efficiency and optimization. Through the use of thermal energy storage (TES), we have a solution that satisfies both of those needs.

UT's Energy District Named System of the Year

Aug. 7, 2018

In June, The University of Texas at Austin brought home 2018 System of the Year honors from the International District Energy Association (IDEA) 109th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver, British Columbia. Announcing the award, IDEA stated that, “The University of Texas at Austin has earned the distinction among its peers as the most efficient university utility in the U.S.”

In the News: Powering the Forty Acres

June 28, 2018

The Alcalde looks at how natural gas powers UT Austin since the university has its own award-winning and efficient Hal Weaver Power Plant.