Storing Solar Power Increases Energy Consumption and Emissions

Homes with solar panels do not require on-site storage to reap the biggest economic and environmental benefits of solar energy, according to research from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. In fact, storing solar » Read more

Alumni Invest in Future Green Energy Leaders

This press release was written by The Cockrell School of Engineering. Original story can be found here. While a staff member in The University of Texas at Austin’s Utilities and Energy Management division, alumnus Rusty Osborne (B.S. Botany 1975) devoted his » Read more

NexusHaus at the Solar Decathlon

This year was The University of Texas’ fourth time competing in the Solar Decathlon in California. The university-led teams that design, build, and operate the competition’s solar-powered houses are the heart of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. UT » Read more

World’s First Course App from UT Austin

Energy 101 returns as the world’s first Course App and the first paid app from the University of Texas at Austin. The materials are based on the content of the groundbreaking Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) of the same title and » Read more

Energy at the Movies Wins Telly Award

The Telly Awards has named the Webber Energy Group at The University of Texas at Austin as a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for their educational PBS television program titled Energy at the Movies. Founded in 1979, » Read more

Will Gorman’s Model Thesis

With only a few days left with the Webber Energy Group, senior undergrad Will Gorman won a prestigious award for his Plan II thesis.  The selection committee selected his thesis titled, “Re-Evaluating the Energy Efficiency Gap in Austin: How the » Read more

WEG Research in NEWS Bill 2014

The Hon. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is co-sponsoring a bill with the Hon. Ron Wyden (D-OR) titled the Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability (NEWS) Act of 2014 (S. 1971). Originally introduced » Read more

Michael Webber Honored by ASME and UT System

The 21st century university is rapidly transforming. Higher enrollment and lower state funding are requiring faculty to strike a balance between their responsibilities to education and their research.  This week, two top-tier institutions recognized Dr. Michael Webber’s commitment to both. » Read more

It’s Award Season at WEG

With the Oscars on Sunday, it’s worth reviewing the impressive accolades earned by Webber Energy Group members in the past couple of weeks. The Central Texas Section of ASME named Jared Garrison Engineer of the Year.  The award is based » Read more

Dr. Webber wins Butler Award

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), a division of the IC² Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, honored Dr. Michael Webber on Wednesday with the inaugural John Sibley Butler Distinguished Alumni Award.  The honor took place at the 25th annual » Read more

Thermal Power Plant Cooling

The American Society for Mechanical Engineers recently published a compendium of commentary titled Thermal Power Plant Cooling: Context and Engineering for which Webber Energy Group alum Dr. Carey King served as editor.  The new text provides context, analysis, and case studies, » Read more

December Webber Energy Group Graduates

Colin Meehan and Elizabeth Waite graduated this December from the Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program in the Jackson School of Geosciences.  Elizabeth found employment with URS Corporation and Colin is working with Comverge.  Both will remain in Austin, Texas. » Read more

Dr. Webber’s Op-Ed in the New York Times

Dr. Michael Webber’s op-ed titled “How to Overhaul the Gas Tax,” ran in The New York Times on 24 December and was subsequently syndicated across the entire country.  Check out the article online at and across the web. » Read more

Energy and Radio

Dr. Michael Webber entered into an agreement with KUT Austin NPR affiliate to co-produce a series of radio segments featuring Energy and its relationship to our everyday lives.  The first segment titled “Energy and Zombies” aired on Halloween in which » Read more

Energy 101 in the Press

Dr. Michael Webber’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Energy 101: Energy Technology and Policy, just wrapped with outrageous success.  The course ran for the past ten-weeks on the edX platform through an agreement with UTAustinX.  With over 44,000 enrollees, » Read more

Commentary from Dr. Michael Webber

With new quarterly features in Mechanical Engineering, the official magazine of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and in Earth Magazine, expect much more scientific and popular commentary from the Webber Energy Group.  Check out the latest articles listed below and also in the » Read more

Dr. Webber to Speak at The Austin Forum on Tuesday August 6th

Dr. Webber will give a presentation, entitled “A Thirst for Power: The Global Nexus of Energy and Water” to The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society at the AT&T Center on August 6th.  The event is free and open to the public, but does require » Read more

Conservation Magazine Article Features Dr. Webber

Dr. Webber is featured in John Carey’s article “Natural Gas Pains” in Conservation Magazine‘s summer 2013 issue. To read about the debate over natural gas’s role in the transition to a low carbon future, see the article. » Read more