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Energy Centers & Institutes

Energy Transition Institute (ETI)
The Energy Transition Institute will be an academic research institute focused on the advancement of reliable, affordable, environmentally responsible energy for all through a just and equity-driven pathway.

Center for Carbon Management in Energy (CCME)
The Center for Carbon Management in Energy (CCME) is a UH Energy creation that will have the capability and capacity at the University of Houston to meet the lower carbon future energy transition challenges.

Subsea Systems Institute (SSI)
Subsea Systems Institute (SSI) was established in 2015 as a Texas Center of Excellence under the RESTORE Act and is a collaboration between the University of Houston, Rice University, and Johnson Space Center (NASA).

EVolve Houston
EVolve Houston is a coalition of sustainability-minded civic, business, and academic leaders who seek to accelerate clean transportation through electrification. Collaborating with government, academic, private industry, and community leaders, our goal is to improve regional air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Greater Houston area.

Consortium for Energy Corporate Social Responsibility (CECSR)
The purpose of the CECSR organization is to enable a common platform for industry and academic subject matter experts to enable sharing of practices, development of common approaches, address many of the critical commercial and pedagogical issues, address critical research and deployment challenges that advance CSR knowledge and its translation to the energy business, all with the intent to advance the practice of CSR in the energy industry.

Project SHOWPLACE (Storing Hydrogen from Offshore Wind Power for Load-balancing and Carbon Elimination) Texas Gulf Coast is an Industry-Government-Public-Academia collaborative demonstration project that aims to establish the commercial feasibility of synergies between offshore wind power & hydrogen generation & storage.

Energy Forecast
Ed Hirs consults, lectures, and writes on energy markets, the environment, investment finance, corporate governance, and ESG. Experience includes the Office of Conservation and Solar Energy at U.S. DOE, independent power producers, renewable fuels, and oil & gas as a consultant, dealmaker, and executive.