• The Cost of Water vs. the Cost of Energy 

    Barchas, Isaac; Jacobson, Mitch; Webber, Michael E. (Texas CEO Magazine, 2014-03-29)
    The price dynamics of energy and water in Texas might be about to change. Historically, planners have assumed that the price of energy is volatile and trending up, while the price of water is stable and low. However, current ...
  • Enriching Economy and Environment: Making Central Texas the Center for Clean Energy 

    IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002-11)
    Overview of clean energy technologies, their economic potential, and the resources making up an emerging clean energy cluster in Central Texas.
  • Estimation of the Time Path of the Supply Price of an Exhaustible Resource: The Case of Oil and Natural Gas 

    Thore, Sten; Sinha, Kingshuk K. (IC² Institute, 1988-06)
    Explores the interplay of geopolitical, economic, geological and operational factors that may disrupt the gradual upwards shift of the supply price of non-replenishable resources, specifically oil and natural gas. Describes ...
  • Has Texas Become a Net Importer of Energy Resources? 

    Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997-06)
    Examination of whether Texas has become a new importer of energy resources. The answer depends on the method of comparison, by heating value or economic value.
  • Photovoltaics in Texas Part One: New Market Opportunity 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-04)
    Why isn't Texas - with its natural solar endowment, semi-conductor expertise, energy business talent, and scientific leadership - a national and global leader in the solar industry? This two-part TBR article establishes ...
  • Photovoltaics in Texas Part Two: Strategies for Growth 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-06)
    As the world turns to clean energy sources, Texas has a strategic opportunity to expand its traditional energy leadership capacity into solar power. This article is the second in a two-part series examining the photovoltaics ...
  • Plugging into the Texas Electricity Market: Avoiding the Mistakes of California 

    Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001-10)
    If all goes as planned, by January 1, 2002, customer choice will have been introduced to most Texans currently served by investor-owned electric utilities. In some other states, like California, the transition to a competitive ...
  • Regional Patterns of Energy Consumption and Production in the United States: 1960, 1974 and 1978 

    Huff, David L.; Brown, Julia Nutter; Swift, Christopher M. (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1982-08)
    This study analyses energy consumption and production for each state in the U.S. The data in the analysis were collected for three time periods - 1960, 1974 and 1978. The study determines the changes that have taken place ...
  • Renewable Energy in Texas 

    Hoffner, John (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997-06)
    Examination of the production potential and demand in Texas for renewable energy from three sources: solar photovoltaic cells, wind and bioenergy.
  • Rewired for Competition: The Restructuring of Electricity Markets in Texas 

    Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-08)
    Traditionally, the U.S. electric utility industry has been subject to a comprehensive system of government regulation. However, in the 1980s, policymakers and economists increasingly questioned the need for regulatory ...
  • Sustainable Energy Options for Austin Energy 

    Duncan, Roger; Eaton, David J.; Ferchill, Cary; Vice, Jeff; Wolfe, Chip (LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009)
    During the 2008-2009 academic year the City of Austin, on behalf of Austin Energy (AE), and Solar Austin co-funded a policy research project to review options for AE to achieve sustainable energy generation and become ...
  • Texas as a Net Energy Importer: Does it Matter? 

    Holloway, Milton L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-04)
    By some calculations, Texas became a new energy importer in 1991. In that year, the BTU (or heat) value of Texas consumption of petroleum products, natural gas, propane, and renewable energy (wood, wind, and solar) exceeded ...
  • Texas Energy: The Next Generation: The Role of Renewables in Generating Electricity 

    Dioun, Mina M. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004-08)
    In recent years, renewable energy has gained ground as a viable future source of energy in the electric industry. Such recognition has been due to the environmentally friendly aspects of renewables resources, federal ...
  • Texas Wind Industry's Rapid Growth Creates New Challenges 

    Furgeson, Will (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010-02)
    In the past decade, Texas began to harness some of its abundant wind potential and, in the process, became an international wind energy leader. The state currently accounts for more than 25 percent of installed wind energy ...