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Can crypto offer scalable demand flexibility?

Cryptocurrency transactions may be costing more than just transaction fees. The electricity used for these transactions is more than what some countries, like Argentina and Australia, use in an entire year. Published estimates of the total global electricity usage for cryptocurrency assets such as Bitcoin are between 120 and 240 billion kilowatt-hours per year, according […]

Applications Open for Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange for Energy (TEX-E)

The Texas A&M Energy Institute hosted representatives from Greentown Labs and the MIT Trust Center for Entrepreneurship for a Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange for Energy (TEX-E) Roadshow that welcomed students to learn about a collaboration among The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Rice University, and Prairie View A&M University—powered by […]

Texas A&M Energy Institute Participates in the IWRA World Water Congress

From November 29 through December 3, 2021, the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) held the 17th World Water Congress at Daegu in the Republic of Korea. Under the theme Foundations for Global Water Security and Resilience: Knowledge, Technology and Policy, and focused on resilience and solutions to respond to rising challenges, the Opening Ceremony of the 17th World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) included the presence of national authorities and experts from all continents and many international organizations, including the Ministry of Environment of Korea, and representatives from FAO, IFAD, the World Bank, OECD, UNESCO, ESCAP, the World Water Council and the European Union, and more.

New Texas A&M Energy Price Index (EPIC) Tool Launched

The Texas A&M Energy Institute has developed a novel optimization and machine learning-based framework that introduces a benchmark of the average price of energy in the United States as a comprehensive, reliable, and easily interpretable instrument for policymakers to determine the quantitative effects of various energy related policies.

Three members of Pistikopoulos’ research group accept faculty positions

Three members of Dr. Stratos Pistikopoulos’ research group — Yuhe Tian, Burcu Beykal, and Styliani Avraamidou — have recently accepted faculty positions at major universities. According to Pistikopoulos, director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute and Dow Chemical Chair in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, the fact that three members of his group have taken faculty positions at nearly the same time is quite significant.