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This FAQ refers to the Bureau of Economic Geology Shale Gas Assessment study described in a Feb. 28 university press release: New, Rigorous Assessment of Shale Gas Reserves Forecasts Reliable Supply from Barnett Shale Through 2030. Who were the team members who conducted this study? Who funded the study? What is the Bureau of Economic…

Will Venezuela continue to subsidize Cuban oil supplies post-Chavez? “The impact of Cuba losing that arrangement would be disastrous,” said Jorge Pinon, an oil expert at the University of Texas’ Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy. CNN, Jan.. 22, 2013 Featuring: Jorge Pinon

El Tatio: Science for Society

Last year, Suzanne Pierce was selected as one of the first 20 Fulbright Nexus Scholars, a group of early to mid-career experts working to bridge the gap between science research and the needs of society. The program is the newest initiative of the U.S. Department of State. Pierce’s project focused on helping indigenous communities in…

NY Times, May 17, 2012 Featuring: Chip Groat

Some 17 countries in the Caribbean region receive shipments of crude or refined oil products with preferential repayment terms under the Petrocaribe energy pact with Venezuela. But some nations fear oil shipments could stop post-Chávez. If that happens, everything from construction of new highways to the price of gas and electricity and tax rates could…

Fracking in New York: Risk vs. Reward

CNN, Mar. 9, 2012 Featuring: Chip Groat

Carey King, research associate at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, has been awarded the Rosenfeld plaque in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of energy economics published in the journal Environmental Research Letters (ERL). This one time award was presented to King for his paper titled, “Energy intensity…

Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 22, 2012 Featuring: Michael Webber and Sheril Kirshenbaum

Scientific American (blog), Oct. 18, 2011 Featuring: Carey King

Houston Chronicle, Oct. 4, 2011 Featuring: Michael Webber

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