Clean Energy Beers @ ABGB
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Clean Energy Beers @ ABGB

This event brings together a wide variety of people from Austin’s growing clean tech community. At Clean Energy Beers you’ll meet with job hunters looking for work, employers looking for employees, investors looking for startups, business partners seeking deals, and people who just like hanging around other people who like clean energy and sustainability. This is a great networking opportunity for anyone who is interested in clean tech in Texas.

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Smart City Case Comp Kickoff
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Smart City Case Comp Kickoff

  • Kickoff Location Will be Announced Soon! (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Smart Cities. Shaping a Better Future.

Businesses use data analytics to improve efficiencies, products, and services.

It’s time for cities to do the same.

ABOUT.

No one wants to leave our city. Accompanied by Austin’s growth comes pressing challenges with Health, Housing, Public Safety, and of course, Mobility! Austin is at the beginning of it’s journey of embracing Smart City efforts to tackle these challenges.

The Smart City Case provides UT-Austin undergraduate students the opportunity to emerge themselves into Smart Cities and impact this complex effort effecting the future of their own city.

PROMPT.

Revealed at Kickoff, the prompt asks students to develop a long-term strategy addressing one of Austin’s central challenges, defined by city leaders.

STRUCTURE.

Prompt reveal Friday, October 18th with Pizza.

Competition day Saturday, November 2nd, teams present to panels of judges involved in tech and city issues. Then, finalists present their strategy to attendees and our special finals judges panel for a prize (TBA)!

See our website for more info

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KBH Center 4th Annual Symposium - Energy 2040: Limiting Factors and Likely Outcomes
Nov
8
8:00 AM08:00

KBH Center 4th Annual Symposium - Energy 2040: Limiting Factors and Likely Outcomes

  • AT&T Conference Center | Grand Ballroom (map)
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Speakers

George Friedman
Founder and Chairman, Geopolitical Futures

Kay Bailey Hutchison
U.S. Ambassador to NATO

Kent D. Logsdon
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, U.S. Bureau of Energy Resources

Mark P. Mills
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

John Mingé
Former Chairman and President, BP America Inc.

Scott S. Nyquist
Director Emeritus-Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company

Scott D. Sheffield
President and CEO, Pioneer Natural Resources
2019 Honoree, Kay Bailey Hutchison Center Award for Outstanding Excellence in the Energy Industry

Scott W. Tinker
Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas

Jonathan Woetzel
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

 

This event is held in conjunction with the 2019 McCombs Hall of Fame Dinner honoring our founding member, Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison. The 2019 McCombs Hall of Fame Dinner will be held the night prior to the KBH Center Symposium, Thursday, November 7, 2019.
The McCombs Hall of Fame Dinner is by invitation only. 

For more information about purchasing a table for either the McCombs Hall of Fame Dinner or the KBH Center Symposium, please contact Mari Myers at marisela.myers@mccombs.utexas.edu

**Registration details to be announced soon. 

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UT Energy Symposium: Toyota Sustainable Mobility
Sep
19
5:15 PM17:15

UT Energy Symposium: Toyota Sustainable Mobility

This week at the Energy Symposium, Edward Mantey, GVP and Executive Advisor of Corporate Strategy & Planning and R&D at Toyota Motor North America, will present. The title of the talk is "Toyota Sustainable Mobility."

Speaker bio: Edward J. Mantey serves as Executive Advisor to the Corporate Strategy and Planning office at Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) located in Plano, Texas. Mantey also serves as Executive Advisor at Toyota Motor North America, Research and Development (TMNA R&D) based in York Township, Michigan. Prior to his current assignment, Mantey was Senior Vice President of the Product Development Office.

Mantey joined Toyota in 1991 with responsibility for overseeing the structural evaluations of products developed in North America. From 1996 to 2000, Mantey held the position of Executive Engineer for Development, Planning and Operations where his responsibilities included the position of Chief Engineer for the 2000 Avalon.

Mantey earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University.

Abstract: In October 2015, Toyota announced the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050. We have been striving to reduce the environmental burden attributed to automobiles to as close to zero as possible, while developing measures to contribute positively to the earth and its societies with the aim of achieving a sustainable society.

This presentation provides an update on Toyota’s efforts in North America and globally. To achieve our vision, we will need support from business partners, researchers, governmental agencies and even competitors. This is an exciting time to participate in making a better future.

The UT Energy Symposium will meet every Thursday during the fall 2019 semester, and is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

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LEC Kickoff and Info Session
Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

LEC Kickoff and Info Session

  • Flawn Academic Center (FAC), Room 430 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come learn what LEC is all about! We will meet in FAC 430, adjacent to UT’s Energy Institute, from noon to 1:30 on Friday, September 6. We will introduce officers, UT’s Energy Week conference, the Smart City case comp, and additional activities in the works for the year.

This is an open meeting for all undergrad and graduate students. Lunch will be provided.

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UT Energy Symposium: Jeff Dietert, VP of Investor Relations at Phillips 66
Sep
5
5:15 PM17:15

UT Energy Symposium: Jeff Dietert, VP of Investor Relations at Phillips 66

Distinguished Lecture Series Jeff Dietert, Vice President – Investor Relations, Phillips 66

Networking reception to follow. Dress: casual / business casual

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by Phillips 66

Co-hosted by the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and the KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business


Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302, University of Texas, Austin, TX

5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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LEC @ Party on the Plaza
Sep
4
10:00 AM10:00

LEC @ Party on the Plaza

LEC will have a table at the Student Org Fair during Party on the Plaza. Come out to Speedway Mall to chat with this year’s leadership and learn more about what LEC has in the works. We are still planning our events this year and want to hear from you about energy events we need to bring to campus!

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Clean Energy Beers @ ABGB
Sep
3
6:00 PM18:00

Clean Energy Beers @ ABGB

This event brings together a wide variety of people from Austin’s growing clean tech community. At Clean Energy Beers you’ll meet with job hunters looking for work, employers looking for employees, investors looking for startups, business partners seeking deals, and people who just like hanging around other people who like clean energy and sustainability. This is a great networking opportunity for anyone who is interested in clean tech in Texas.

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Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

"Thirst for Power" Pre-Screening

About the Film:

Water and energy are the two fundamental components of a society, and they are interconnected. Thirst for Power, shot on location across France, California, and Texas, explores the history of civilization's quest to procure abundant water and energy — from ancient Roman aqueducts in Europe to modern America’s vast hydroelectric infrastructure. The film explores our dependence on water for energy as well as vulnerabilities in our current systems. Changing the way we think about water and energy can secure the long-term sustainability of both precious resources.

The documentary is adapted from Dr. Michael E. Webber’s bookThirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival.Combining anecdotes and personal stories with insights into the latest science of energy and water, both the book and the documentary identify a hopeful path toward wise long-range water-energy decisions and a more reliable and abundant future for humanity.

Host:

Marilu Hastings, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
Marilu Hastings is vice president, sustainability programs for the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in Austin. Marilu leads the foundation’s strategic grantmaking programs that focus on sustainability issues, including Clean Energy, Shale Sustainability, Water, Land Conservation and Sustainability Education. During her 30-year career, she has specialized in the interaction of science, public policy, and philanthropic investment.
Marilu is a member of the Energy Institute Advisory Board of the University of Texas at Austin; a member of the Advisory Board of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin; a member of the Science Advisory Board of the Environmental Law and Policy Center in Chicago; and a trustee of the Regional Endowment for Sustainability Science. Marilu is a Fellow of the Houston Advanced Research Center. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, as well as a member of the Academy’s Roundtable on Unconventional Oil & Gas.

Panel Moderator:

Evan Smithis the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization called “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories.” The Tribune's deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website,texastribune.org, in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, thirteen national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association. Previously Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor-in-Chief.

Panel:

Michael Webber, Author, Thirst for Power (book)
Dr. Michael Webber is an internationally recognized thought leader, widely cited author, and dynamic speaker with a passion for making energy accessible for broad audiences. As Acting Director of the Energy Institute, Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources, Author, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, he trains the next generation of energy leaders at the University of Texas at Austin and beyond through research and education at the convergence of engineering, policy, and commercialization. His first book, Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival, which addresses the connection between earth’s most valuable resources and offers a hopeful approach toward a sustainable future, is receiving wide praise. His upcoming book Power Trip: the Story of Energy will be published May 7, 2019 with a 6-part companion television series in production. He was selected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and as a member of the 4th class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars, which is a leadership training program organized by Presidents George W. Bush and William J. Clinton. Webber has authored more than 400 publications, holds 5 patents, and serves on the advisory board for Scientific American.

Mat Hames, Director, Thirst for Power (documentary)
Mat Hames is an Emmy winning director, writer and producer, known for his two PBSIndependent LensdocumentariesWhat Was Ours(2017) andWhen I Rise(2010) and for his documentary series for Rooster Teeth,RTDocs. His films have screened at SXSW, HotDocs, and on SundanceTV.When I Rise(2010) was nominated for an IDA Award in the category of Best Music Documentary. Hames co-directedFighting Goliathnarrated and produced by Robert Redford which aired nationally on SundanceTV and PBS. His directorial debut wasLast Best Hope, a film about the Belgian Resistance and escape lines during WWII, for which he was knighted by Belgian King Albert II. He is a co-founder of Austin, Texas based non-fiction production company Alpheus Media.

Amy Hardberger, Professor of Law, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
Hardberger became Associate Dean for the School of Law in 2016. Hardberger, a registered professional geoscientist, served as an attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) prior to joining the faculty at St. Mary’s School of Law. There, she was national co-leader for the National Petroleum Council Environmental and Regulatory Section Study, led the partnership with cities and interfaced with Texas state agencies on municipal water conservation policies, and was the lead on the organization’s efforts to stop authorization of TXU Energy’s proposed coal plants. She also created and authored a blog on Texas water policy.

Sharelynn Moore, Senior Vice President, Networked Solutions, Itron
Sharelynn Moore has more than 20 years of experience in the energy and technology sectors. In July 2017, she was named senior vice president of networked solutions. In this role, she is responsible for Itron’s networking platforms and smart cities strategy, globally. Previously, Moore served as vice president of global marketing and public affairs. She has also served in a variety of product- and marketing-related roles during her more than 15 years at Itron. In previous assignments, Moore focused on the strategy, management and marketing of Itron's Automated Meter Reading (AMR) solutions, network technologies and enterprise meter data management software. Prior to joining Itron, Moore held marketing and product management roles at Avista Corporation and Micron. She holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Idaho and an MBA with an emphasis in IT from Gonzaga University.

Music:

Peyton Davis is a country music singer from Austin , TX. She grew up in Fort Myers, FL and also has ties to Nashville, TN. Her debut album is "Country Road."

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Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

LMP Electricty Pricing Workshop

To help prepare for cleantech interviews and careers, we've set up a workshop with prominent UT energy professor, Ross Baldick (More on Prof. Baldick here).

“Locational Marginal Pricing” is an interactive seminar that explains nodal pricing in electric power markets.

You learn the basics of:

  • marginal clearing prices in an offer-based economic dispatch market

  • transmission constraints

  • hedging of energy and transmission price variation

  • market power

More info: What is LMP? 

Please bring a laptop, dress is casual.

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Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

The UT Austin Chapter of ASHRAE Presents "Sustainability in Practice", A Panel Discussion

Discussion will explore sustainability for buildings in theory and practice, specifically the differences between idealized sustainability goals and what actually happens based on cost, maintenance, true energy usage data, etc. Panel members, including representatives from Shah Smith and Associates, Vaughn Construction, ACR Engineering Inc., and the UT Austin Office of Sustainability, will share industry experience in contracting, commissioning, and design. Refreshments will be provided! Please fill out the following form if you have questions for the panelists: https://tinyurl.com/ydxtzkya. We hope to see you there! For more information, please feel free to contact texasashrae@gmail.com.

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Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Clean Energy Beers

  • Uncle Billy's Smokehouse and Brewery (map)
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Clean Energy Beers is a monthly informal happy hour where clean tech enthusiasts meet to grab a beer, network, and chat with like minded folks in the Texas clean tech community. Clean Energy Beers is always held on the first Monday of every month (excluding holidays), and is always free to attend.

This Clean Energy Beers will be the last with Dr. Michael Webber for a while as he is headed off to Paris in 2019 to work as the Scientific & Technology Director at ENGIE!

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