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Study shows small earthquakes in the Eagle Ford region of Texas correlate with oil and water extraction, not wastewater injection

August 20, 2013

Most of the small earthquakes in the Eagle Ford region of South Texas may be a result of extraction of large volumes of oil and associated water, according to new research by Cliff Frohlich, associate director at The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Geophysics.

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Energy Institute Director Tom Edgar to Lead Clean Manufacturing Project Contract with DOE Funds

Dr. Thomas Edgar, professor of chemical engineering at the Cockrell School of Engineering and interim director of the Energy Institute, will lead a new project to develop the nation’s first open smart-manufacturing technology platform for industrial networked information applications. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition a $7.8 million contract toward the $10 million project. To learn more, read the Cockrell School of Engineering press release.


   

Michael Webber Joins Energy Institute as Deputy Director

Dr. Michael Webber, a well-known energy researcher and teacher, has been appointed to serve as deputy director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin effective April 1, 2013.

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US Department of Energy to Fund LBJ School Research on Growth of Residential Solar in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — A research project on solar power led by Varun Rai, assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a grant award as part of the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative. Read more

   

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