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The Shale Boom is Big and Good (Bad) for the Economy

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Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) has flipped the global energy discussion on its head. Over the past five years, the world has watched the U.S. shift its focus from fears of peak oil and its level of oil imports to a new reality where domestic oil and gas production are up and imports are down. And, while [...]

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Senate bill shines light on the energy-water nexus

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In the United States, 410 billion gallons of water are withdrawn for use each day. Almost half (49%) of this water is used by the power sector. On the other side, more than 12%of the nation’s energy use is used to meet the country’s water and steam demand. In other words – a lot of [...]

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5,000 students and counting – “Energy 101″ course tops the charts

Facebook Announcement by the Webber Energy Group at UT Austin

Registration for Dr. Michael E. Webber‘s Energy 101 course at The University of Texas at Austin opened on Thursday. Today, the course roster has more than 5,000 names on it. This massive open online course (“MOOC”) is free and open to anyone with an internet connection. And the response has been tremendous. According to the [...]

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Will (a lack of) Water Threaten U.S. Energy Production?

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One-fifth of the continental United States is currently under “extreme or exceptional” drought conditions. Crops across the country have reached a point of no return, withering in the field and leaving no hope for this growing season. And, as water becomes increasingly scarce, the nation’s energy supplies could also be threatened. According to Dr. Michael Webber* at [...]

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Energy Sustainability Conference Begins in Washington, DC

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This week, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is hosting the 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability in Washington, DC. Over the next three days this conference will bring together researchers, scientists and engineers from around the world for more than 300 presentations related to the topic of energy sustainability. Attendees will also celebrate [...]

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