Upcoming Latin American Events:
Recent Events: UT Energy on Campus
Tuesday, October 8, 12:30-2:00pm,
LLILAS BENSON LECTURE: “Mexican Public Views on Global Affairs: Between Nationalism and Liberalism” Guadalupe Gonzalez, 2013 Matias Romero Visiting Professor, Professor of International Studies, CIDE – Mexico. Discussant: Kenneth Greene (UT Government) and Peter Ward (LBJ School of Public Affairs)
2nd Floor Conference Room, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1, Lunch catered by El Naranjo.
Latin America Energy Lecture Series
Mexico’s Energy Reforms…a challenging road ahead.
Monday, September 16, 2013, 12:00 Noon
Student Activity Center, SAC 1.106
UT Energy Symposium Series – Schedule of Speakers, Fall 2013
The UT ES will act as a “convener” for the campus community, serving to unite students interested in energy issues with faculty and others in the search of sustainable energy security.
Each session of the UT ES will be video recorded and the recordings, along with presentation slides, will be posted on the Energy Institute’s Web site following completion of the sessions.
The symposium will be held in the Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302) from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the ACES Connector Lobby at 4:45 p.m., followed by a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute Q&A session.
September 5 Jeffrey Alexander, Associate Director for Research & Analytics at SRI International, gives a talk on advanced data analytics titled Framing Energy Innovation Policy: Why We Fail to Learn from Experience.
September 12 The Student Research Showcase presents several graduate students’ work in various areas of energy research.
September 19 Greg Nemet, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, speaks on energy innovation.
September 26 Helen Currie, Senior Economist at ConocoPhillips, speaks on oil and gas markets.
October 3 Robert LukeFahr, CEO at Nat-G, will give a talk on natural gas transportation titled Transforming America’s Transportation System With Natural Gas.
October 10 Commissioner William D. Magwood of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission presents a talk on nuclear power, titled Nuclear Regulation and Construction Post-Fukushima.
October 17 David Arfin, Special Advisor at the Department of Energy, gives a talk on financial innovations in renewables: Game-changer: How Business Model Innovation Transformed the US Residential Solar Market.
October 24 Andrew Maxson, Program Manager at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), speaks on clean coal technologies and The Future of Coal.
October 31 speaker TBD
November 7 Duncan Callaway, Assistant Professor at the University of California Berkeley, speaks on power systems and energy efficiency.
November 14 Paulina Jaramillo, Assistant Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, speaks on the energy-water nexus.
November 21 Sheila Olmstead, Associate Professor at UT Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs, speaks on environmental economics and shale gas.
December 3 Tariq Samad, Corporate Fellow at Honeywell Automation and Control Systems, speaks on smart grids. NOTE: This week the UTES will meet on Tuesday rather than Thursday.
May 31, 2013 – Piñon: NPR’s Market Place Market Report, Trinidad and Tobago,
NPR Market Place Report featuring Jorge R. Piñon, CIEEP
April 11, 2013 – Energy Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean, Washington, D.C.,
UT CIEEP Testimony
March 3-5, 2013 – Latin American Forum VIII, Austin, Texas
The Latin American Forum is a unique program that addresses a critical need to bring together government and industry decision makers, scholars and scientists, to foster dialogue around energy and environmental issues. The friendships and partnerships being formed by participants will, if properly maintained, impact our future ability to educate students, transfer knowledge, and make a difference for our hemisphere.
December 20, 2012 – Opportunities and Recent Developments in Guyana’s Energy Market -
A roundtable discussion with the Guyana Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Hon. Robert M. Persaud.
Jorge Piñon, Associate Director of the Latin America and Caribbean Program at the University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences, will also discuss investing in Latin America’s energy sector and provide an analysis of the associated risks. This complimentary event will take place on December 20, 2012 from 8:30 am to 10:30am. The program will be held at Baker & McKenzie’s New York office.
According to the 2012 United States Geological Survey Assessment of Undiscovered Conventional Oil and Gas Resources of South America and The Caribbean, the Guyana-Suriname Basin has the second largest undiscovered oil reserves in Latin America after Brazil. The USGS assessment reflects a mean total of undiscovered reserves in South America and Caribbean at 125,900 MMBO. Among the international oil companies doing development work in the Guyana-Suriname Basin today are Repsol, Exxon, Tullow, Anadarko, Chevron, Shell, Total and CGX.
November 28-30, 2012 – CCAA 36th Annual Conference – Caribbean and Central America