News & Media

Recorded Talks

Beyond the Least Cost ParadigmMacro-Energy Systems Speaker Series, March 25, 2022.

Technology Pathways: Fork in the Road? UT Energy Week, April 13, 2021.

Implications of a Regional Resource Adequacy Program on Utility Integrated Resource PlanningWestern Interstate Energy Board, January 15, 2021.

The Economic Value of a Centralized Approach to Distributed Resource Investment and OperationGeorgia Tech Energy Systems and Optimization Workshop, December 11, 2020.

Macro-Energy Systems: Toward a New DisciplineStanford Energy Seminar, September 28, 2020.

In the News

Red voters for green energy? Conservatives say they support solar and wind power tooUSA Today and Yahoo, June 10, 2022.

UT assistant professor to conduct research abroad with Texas Global grantThe Daily Texan, February 10, 2022.

Longer, more frequent outages afflict the U.S. power grid as states fail to prepare for climate change. Washington Post, October 24, 2021.

Why not bury all our power lines? NPR Marketplace, September 1, 2021.

UT report shines light on man-made portions of February power crisisAustin American-Statesman, July 14, 2021.

A Federal Tax Credit Could Incentivize (and Accelerate) the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas EmissionsUT News, July 14, 2021.

UT Austin researchers report on what went wrong during winter stormFox 7 Austin, July 13, 2021.

UT report: Failure of natural gas system ‘exacerbated’ winter storm blackoutsHouston Chronicle, July 13, 2021.

Sheila Olmstead, Andrew Waxman, Ben Leibowicz lead team awarded $850,000 to study the economics of carbon capture and storageUT LBJ School, June 18, 2021.

UW, University of Texas-Austin Study Barriers to Carbon Capture, Use, StorageUniversity of Wyoming News, June 18, 2021.

True Cost of Major Power Outages Remains a Mystery, Report FindsUT News, March 1, 2021. 

Berkeley Lab report investigates the implications of a regional resource adequacy program on utility integrated resource planningLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, December 4, 2020.

Gulf Coast oil and gas expansion will generate half a billion annual tons of emissions in U.S.: reportHouston Chronicle, January 15, 2020.

Cheap Natural Gas Could Add 500 Million Tons to U.S. EmissionsBloomberg, January 14, 2020.

U.S. greenhouse gases to billow on Gulf Coast petrochemicals charge: studyReuters, January 14, 2020.

Oil, gas infrastructure build-out in US Gulf to dramatically increase GHG emissions: study. S&P Global Platts, January 14, 2020.

Oil and Gas Boom, Industrial Growth Could Mean Significant New Climate Emissions, Study FindsUT News, January 14, 2020.

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship on Food-Energy-Water Systems Kicks Into High Gear. UT ORIE, October 11, 2019.

CRANE Software Project Launches to Address Gap in Climate Impact Assessment Solutions for Early-Stage InvestorsPrime Coalition, June 12, 2019.

Construction changes are key to decarbonizing Austin’s residential areasThe Daily Texan, October 16, 2018.

What’s the Optimal Way to Reduce Emissions in Residential Buildings? Greentech Media, October 4, 2018.

National Science Foundation Awards $3M for Sustainable Agriculture Education ProjectUT ORIE, September 21, 2018.

Research SpotlightUT Energy Institute, April 27, 2018.

Op-Eds

Bipartisan infra plan not perfect, but it’s a good start on climate changeInfrastructure Investor, June 30, 2021.

Wind power reliability — low expectations are OKAustin American-Statesman, February 25, 2021.

Don’t blame wind energy for the crisisSan Antonio Express-News, February 23, 2021.

How Amazon can use its HQ2 search to boost clean energyDallas Morning News, March 15, 2018.

How Amazon’s HQ2 could advance the clean energy economyAustin American-Statesman, March 13, 2018.

Can Amazon make us greener? Houston Chronicle, March 7, 2018.

Uncertain effects with driverless vehiclesSan Antonio Express-News, December 9, 2017.

Shared autonomous vehicles could do more harm than goodAustin American-Statesman, November 29, 2017.

With right policies, cities can curb climate changeHouston Chronicle, June 28, 2017.

Cities can work on climate change — with the right policiesAustin American-Statesman, June 19, 2017.

U.S. Cities Don’t Need the Paris Accord to Fight Climate ChangeFortune, June 13, 2017.