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UT Austin Faculty Experts to Discuss Galveston Bay Oil Spill

As crews work to clean up oil from Saturday’s fuel leak in Galveston Bay, Texas experts offer insight into ramifications of spills for companies and the general public. Specialists on petroleum production, Texas wildlife, environmental law and policy from The University of Texas at Austin are available to help evaluate the incident and broader energy issues…   » Continue Reading

U.S. Can Curb Carbon Emissions While Boosting Domestic Oil Production, Report Says

Report urges U.S. to increase combination of carbon capture and storage with enhanced oil recovery to increase domestic oil production while curbing emissions of carbon dioxide.

Researchers put state at forefront of renewable energy revolution

Researchers put state at forefront of renewable energy revolution

Green, Texas: Texans like to think of themselves as the best. Over the past decade, environmentalists have rated the state No. 1, but not in a good way: number one for per capita energy consumption, major environmental complaints and emission of air pollution and greenhouse gases. What if the state could add a new ranking: No. 1 in green energy. Sound far fetched? It's not, according to Michael Webber, an energy specialist at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering and Jackson School of Geosciences, where he is associate director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy.