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In 2005, the University of Texas at Austin chartered the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (CIEEP), to join the capabilities of the University’s Jackson School of Geosciences with those of the College of Engineering and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The University’s first center dedicated to energy and environmental policy, CIEEP seeks to inform the policy-making process with the best scientific and engineering expertise.

CIEEP and The University of Texas at Austin strive to become the academic leader in integrated, science- and engineering-based research and education in energy and environmental policy. CIEEP provides interdisciplinary assessments of current and emerging global energy and environmental issues and develops energy and environmental policy options for dealing with them at global, national, and local scales.

Given the continuing prominence of oil and natural gas in the energy future of the world, CIEEP features work in this area. However, in light of the growth in demand for energy and the expansion of technical capabilities to provide clean and affordable supplies from coal, uranium, geothermal, oil shale, and tar sands, and from renewable sources, CIEEP is building strength in these areas. In addition, CIEEP engages related environmental issues and resources with an initial focus on water policy based on its critical importance to broad areas of energy development and its value as a resource.

Recent News:

March 7, 2014 – The University of Texas at Austin presents a discussion with Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S., H.E. Gary Doer, on the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the current debate regarding the Keystone XL pipeline. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend this free event on Friday March 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM at the Student Activities Center (SAC) Rm. 2.120.

February 26, 2014 – Venezuela-Cuba Alliance’s Future
Venezuela-Cuba Alliance’s Future

February 26, 2014 – Should US cut Venezuelan Oil Imports?
Should US cut Venezuelan Oil Imports

February 26, 2014 – Argentina Repsol Settlement
Argentina Repsol Settlement

February 6, 2014 – US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visits UT Austin
Energy Secretary Moniz commends UT Austin for fostering energy research and spurring commercialization

December 20, 2013 – Piñon Interview Feature: Voice of America Foro Interamericano program,
Voice of America Foro Interamericano, Jorge R. Piñon

Voice of America (VOA) is the official external broadcast institution of the United States government. VOA provides a wide range of programming for broadcast on radio, TV and the internet outside of the U.S., in 43 languages to an estimated global audience of 123 million people; including Spanish to over fifteen countries in Latin America through Voz de America’s “Foro Interamericano” a news analysis program hosted by Patricia Dalmasy

December 19, 2013 – Piñon Interview Feature: Oil and Gas Journal Mexico to temper expectations as it implements energy reforms

Jorge Piñon, UT Austin, and Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center, December 19, 2013

Mexico's Energy Reform, December 19, 2013, Panelists at the Atlantic Council

Ecuador ENAEP 2013 Piñon onstage

Ecuador ENAEP 2013

Madrid, Spain, November 2013, Comité Español del Consejo Mundial de la Energía (CECME)

Madrid, Spain, November 2013, Comité Español del Consejo Mundial de la Energía (CECME)

News & Events

Piñon: NPR’s Market Place Market Report, May 31, 2013
Trinidad and Tobago, NPR’s Market Place Market Report, May 31, 2013
Piñon Ecuador Video November 2013
Piñon Ecuador Video November 2013
Interview with Jorge Piñon (en espanol)
Conducted during Ecuador trip, November 2013
Atlantic Council Mexico Lecture, Washington, DC Dec 19
Atlantic Council Mexico Lecture, Washington, DC Dec 19
Mexico's Energy Reform: Government versus Governance
Mexico's Energy Reform: Government versus Governance
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