March 2023 NEWS

Regional collaboration will build on the Permian basin’s status for the global energy community

The Permian Energy Development Laboratory announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding among seven New Mexico and Texas universities, two national laboratories and a center for advanced energy research at UT Energy Week 2023. The MOU reflects a shared goal of conducting advanced energy... Read More >

Permian Basin To Be New Home to an Advanced Energy Research Lab

The prolific Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas will soon be home to a new research lab focused on advancing energy research and deployment, educating the next generation of energy professionals, and supporting energy-intensive communities. The Permian Energy Development... Read More >

Sure, there are questions, but Galveston must act on housing

  There’s plenty of room to discuss, debate and argue about where Galveston might develop workforce housing and which organizations should head those efforts. There’s a lot less room for rational disagreement about whether the city, as in the whole... Read More >

Healthcare foundation acknowledges past and divests from tobacco

Margaret Waldock stopped cold when she saw the names of people enslaved by one of New Jersey’s most prominent business and political dynasties. The names — first names only, London, Susanna, Will, and 53 others — were in documents on display in Liberty Hall Museum, the ancestral... Read More >

The Permian Energy Development Lab unveiled

Introduced at the UT Energy Week panel discussion on Thursday at the University of Texas in Austin, an initiative called the Permian Energy Development Lab (PEDL) will address a broad scope of concerns, including the capture of carbon and its beneficial re-use and the management of methane and... Read More >

Op-Ed: A visit to the Juneteenth Legacy Project a revelation to me

  As I walked through the exhibit at the Juneteenth Legacy Project in Galveston, Texas and studied the history of the Juneteenth emancipation of slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865, I wondered why had I not learned this story before? Why is this story not in our American History book? Rather, my... Read More >

Column: Legendary oilman George Mitchell's foundation keeps his iconoclastic spirit alive

Legendary oilman George Mitchell defied conventional wisdom and revolutionized Texas’s oil and gas industry decades ago with shale drilling. On Thursday, his philanthropic foundation plans another insurgency, transforming oilpatch workers into next-generation energy professionals. ... Read More >

How Meadows Is Diversifying Crisis Response in Texas

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute is helping other municipalities launch teams that can respond to mental health crises and divert individuals experiencing episodes from jail. The mental health policy nonprofit is in the process of providing data and training to the City of Galveston, among... Read More >

In America, climate hawks and Big Oil alike cheer geothermal energy

The Inflation Reduction Act, passed by Congress last year, offers lots of federal subsidies for established low-carbon technologies, such as solar and wind, but it also attempts to give nascent ones a boost. Geothermal-energy enthusiasts point out that hot rocks can provide baseload power when there... Read More >

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