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Symposium Series UH Energy brings critical issues in energy to the Houston community in our annual symposium series. We invite leading experts in academia, government and industry to participate in a panel discussion, hosted four times annually. For more information on upcoming symposia, explore the sections below.

2016-2017 Energy Symposium Series | Critical Issues in Energy

Clean Power PlanThe Clean Power Plan: To Be or Not to Be?

The first topic in the UH Energy 2016-2017 Energy Symposium Series tackled the controversial Clean Power Plan. The discussion, held on September 20, 2016, was well-attended by UH students and faculty, as well as industry professionals. UH Law Center professor Tracy Hester moderated the symposium. Guest speakers included Al Armendariz, Deputy Regional Director of the Beyond Coal Campaign for the Sierra Club; Jeffrey R. Holmstead, partner at Bracewell LLP; John Hall, Associate Vice President of Clean Energy for the Environmental Defense Fund; and Mark Walters, Senior Counsel at Jackson Walker LLP.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - The Clean Power Plan: To Be or Not To Be?


Clean Power PlanShale Development in Texas: Six Degrees of Consideration

UH Energy hosted its second symposium in the 2016-2017 series, titled “Shale Development: Six Degrees of Consideration” on November 29. The panel and moderator were all members of TAMEST, the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science. David T. Allen from the University of Texas at Austin; John Barton from Texas A&M; Brian W. Stump from Southern Methodist University; Melinda E. Taylor from University of Texas at Austin, Gene Theodori from Sam Houston State University; and Michael Young from the University of Texas at Austin contributed as guest speakers. UH’s Christine Ehlig-Economides moderated the discussion.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - Shale Development in Texas: Six Degrees of Consideration


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - Going Nuclear: Risk, Odds and Potential

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Electricity Storage: Going Off the Grid

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