A recently announced formal partnership between researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Konarka Technologies Inc. could lead to improved plastic solar cell technologies.
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.
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin Chamber of Commerce Present an Industry Open House, Focused on Clean Energy
Event: The University of Texas at Austin's University Office of Corporate Relations and the Austin Chamber of Commerce have invited local clean energy companies to an open house to meet with university programs, departments and services dealing with clean energy. When: Wednesday, April 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Events of potential media interest include: Brief program from… » Continue Reading
The Center for Electrochemistry (CEC) at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $5 million grant from the Houston-based Welch Foundation to start the Renewable Energy Initiative (REI), a multi-disciplinary, collaborative effort to promote advances in renewable energy technologies.