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Don’t Mess with Texas: Getting the Lone Star State to Net-Zero by 2050

Texas could eliminate its carbon pollution in fewer than 30 years, and decarbonizing would actually strengthen the state’s economy, according to new research from energy scientists at The University of Texas at Austin.
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Recent Publications by Michael E. Webber

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From emissions to resources: mitigating the critical raw material supply chain vulnerability of renewable energy technologies

J Mertens, J Dewulf, C Breyer, R Belmans, C Gendron, P Geoffron, ...
Mineral Economics, 1-8, 2024

Model to inform the expansion of hydrogen distribution infrastructure

E Beagle, M Lewis, B Pecora, J Rhodes, M Webber, R Hebner
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 49, 105-113, 2024

Ensuring reliability: What is the optimal time for power plant maintenance in Texas as the climate changes?

H Daigle, JD Rhodes, A Pyrcz, ME Webber
The Electricity Journal 37 (1), 107365, 2024

Texas Can Go Big to Reach Net Zero

ME Webber
Mechanical Engineering 145 (6), 38-43, 2023

Solid waste, a lever for decarbonization

ME Webber, YR Glazer
Science 382 (6672), 762-763, 2023

Carbon capture and utilization: More than hiding CO2 for some time

J Mertens, C Breyer, K Arning, A Bardow, R Belmans, A Dibenedetto, ...
Joule 7 (3), 442-449, 2023

Perspectives on peak demand: How is ERCOT peak electric load evolving in the context of changing weather and heating electrification?

MJ Skiles, JD Rhodes, ME Webber
The Electricity Journal 36 (2-3), 107254, 2023

Observations of peak electric load growth in ERCOT with the rise of electrified heating and its implications for future resource planning

MJ Skiles, JD Rhodes, ME Webber
arXiv preprint arXiv:2302.01304, 2023

Optimal timing for power plant maintenance in the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas in a changing climate

H Daigle, JD Rhodes, ME Webber, A Pyrcz
arXiv preprint arXiv:2302.00185, 2023

A synthesis and review of exacerbated inequities from the February 2021 winter storm (Uri) in Texas and the risks moving forward

S Castellanos, J Potts, H Tiedmann, S Alverson, YR Glazer, A Robison, ...
Progress in Energy 5 (1), 012003, 2023

Direct Use Applications: Decarbonization of Industrial Processes & Heating and Cooling Scenarios in The Future of Geothermal in Texas: Contemporary Prospects and Perspectives

S Kapusta, S Livescu, B Dindoruk, R Schulz, M Webber
UT Faculty/Researcher Works, 2023

Geothermal, the Texas Grid, and Economic Considerations in The Future of Geothermal in Texas: Contemporary Prospects and Perspectives

M Webber, D Cohen, B Jones
UT Faculty/Researcher Works, 2023

Other Geothermal Concepts with Unique Applications in Texas in The Future of Geothermal in Texas: Contemporary Prospects and Perspectives

B Dindoruk, S Livescu, M Webber
UT Faculty/Researcher Works, 2023

Texas’ Role in the Future Global Demand for Hydrogen

E Beagle, J Gawlick, W Wade, A Nisman, J Rhodes, M Lewis, M Webber, ...
H2@ UT, 2023

WHAT TO DO ABOUT NATURAL GAS

ME Webber, A Bandyopadhyay, JP Conger, EA Beagle, BD Leibowicz, ...
The Electricity Journal 36 (2-3), 107254, 2023

The US role in securing the European Union’s near-term natural gas supply

AP Ravikumar, M Bazilian, ME Webber
Nature Energy 7 (6), 465-467, 2022

Don’t Mess with Texas

IM Gee, YR Glazer, JD Rhodes, TA Deetjen, ME Webber, VC Energy, ...

Winter storm Uri: a test of Texas’ water infrastructure and water resource resilience to extreme winter weather events

YR Glazer, DM Tremaine, JL Banner, M Cook, RE Mace, ...
Journal of Extreme Events 8 (04), 2150022, 2021

The Texas Interactive Power Simulator-an Analytical Tool for Direct Instruction & Informing the Public

MC Lott, CW King, ME Webber, KJ Schmidt
2009 GSW, 2021

A framework for determining energy use in rural food delivery services: capturing system interdependencies through an agent-based discrete-event approach

IM Gee, KM Faust, ME Webber
Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability 1 (3), 035002, 2021

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Co-authors

Joshua Rhodes

Research Scientist, The University of Texas at Austin

Ashlynn S. Stillwell

Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ronald Hanson

Kelly Twomey Sanders

Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California

Stuart M. Cohen

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

F. Todd Davidson

The United States Military Academy

Robert Hebner

Univrsity of Texas at Austin

Emily Grubert

Associate Professor, Notre Dame

Robert Fares

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Carolyn Conner Seepersad

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UT Austin

Kazunori Nagasawa

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Wesley J Cole

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Colin Beal

B&D Engineering and Consulting LLC

Samuel C Johnson

University of Texas at Austin

Margaret Cook

Houston Advanced Research Center

Chioke Harris

Senior Research Engineer, Building Science and Technologies Center, National Renewable Energy

Amanda Cuellar

B&D Engineering

Scott T. Sanders

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Dr. Jared Garrison

Post Doctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich

Benjamin D. Leibowicz

Associate Professor & Banks McLaurin Fellow in Engineering | University of Texas at Austin

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Co-authors

From emissions to resources: mitigating the critical raw material supply chain vulnerability of renewable energy technologies

J Mertens, J Dewulf, C Breyer, R Belmans, C Gendron, P Geoffron, ...
Mineral Economics, 1-8, 2024

Model to inform the expansion of hydrogen distribution infrastructure

E Beagle, M Lewis, B Pecora, J Rhodes, M Webber, R Hebner
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 49, 105-113, 2024

Ensuring reliability: What is the optimal time for power plant maintenance in Texas as the climate changes?

H Daigle, JD Rhodes, A Pyrcz, ME Webber
The Electricity Journal 37 (1), 107365, 2024

Texas Can Go Big to Reach Net Zero

ME Webber
Mechanical Engineering 145 (6), 38-43, 2023

Solid waste, a lever for decarbonization

ME Webber, YR Glazer
Science 382 (6672), 762-763, 2023

Carbon capture and utilization: More than hiding CO2 for some time

J Mertens, C Breyer, K Arning, A Bardow, R Belmans, A Dibenedetto, ...
Joule 7 (3), 442-449, 2023

Perspectives on peak demand: How is ERCOT peak electric load evolving in the context of changing weather and heating electrification?

MJ Skiles, JD Rhodes, ME Webber
The Electricity Journal 36 (2-3), 107254, 2023

Observations of peak electric load growth in ERCOT with the rise of electrified heating and its implications for future resource planning

MJ Skiles, JD Rhodes, ME Webber
arXiv preprint arXiv:2302.01304, 2023

Optimal timing for power plant maintenance in the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas in a changing climate

H Daigle, JD Rhodes, ME Webber, A Pyrcz
arXiv preprint arXiv:2302.00185, 2023

A synthesis and review of exacerbated inequities from the February 2021 winter storm (Uri) in Texas and the risks moving forward

S Castellanos, J Potts, H Tiedmann, S Alverson, YR Glazer, A Robison, ...
Progress in Energy 5 (1), 012003, 2023

Direct Use Applications: Decarbonization of Industrial Processes & Heating and Cooling Scenarios in The Future of Geothermal in Texas: Contemporary Prospects and Perspectives

S Kapusta, S Livescu, B Dindoruk, R Schulz, M Webber
UT Faculty/Researcher Works, 2023

Geothermal, the Texas Grid, and Economic Considerations in The Future of Geothermal in Texas: Contemporary Prospects and Perspectives

M Webber, D Cohen, B Jones
UT Faculty/Researcher Works, 2023

Other Geothermal Concepts with Unique Applications in Texas in The Future of Geothermal in Texas: Contemporary Prospects and Perspectives

B Dindoruk, S Livescu, M Webber
UT Faculty/Researcher Works, 2023

Texas’ Role in the Future Global Demand for Hydrogen

E Beagle, J Gawlick, W Wade, A Nisman, J Rhodes, M Lewis, M Webber, ...
H2@ UT, 2023

WHAT TO DO ABOUT NATURAL GAS

ME Webber, A Bandyopadhyay, JP Conger, EA Beagle, BD Leibowicz, ...
The Electricity Journal 36 (2-3), 107254, 2023

The US role in securing the European Union’s near-term natural gas supply

AP Ravikumar, M Bazilian, ME Webber
Nature Energy 7 (6), 465-467, 2022

Don’t Mess with Texas

IM Gee, YR Glazer, JD Rhodes, TA Deetjen, ME Webber, VC Energy, ...

Winter storm Uri: a test of Texas’ water infrastructure and water resource resilience to extreme winter weather events

YR Glazer, DM Tremaine, JL Banner, M Cook, RE Mace, ...
Journal of Extreme Events 8 (04), 2150022, 2021

The Texas Interactive Power Simulator-an Analytical Tool for Direct Instruction & Informing the Public

MC Lott, CW King, ME Webber, KJ Schmidt
2009 GSW, 2021

A framework for determining energy use in rural food delivery services: capturing system interdependencies through an agent-based discrete-event approach

IM Gee, KM Faust, ME Webber
Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability 1 (3), 035002, 2021

View Full Results

Joshua Rhodes

Research Scientist, The University of Texas at Austin

Ashlynn S. Stillwell

Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ronald Hanson

Kelly Twomey Sanders

Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California

Stuart M. Cohen

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

F. Todd Davidson

The United States Military Academy

Robert Hebner

Univrsity of Texas at Austin

Emily Grubert

Associate Professor, Notre Dame

Robert Fares

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Carolyn Conner Seepersad

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UT Austin

Kazunori Nagasawa

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Wesley J Cole

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Colin Beal

B&D Engineering and Consulting LLC

Samuel C Johnson

University of Texas at Austin

Margaret Cook

Houston Advanced Research Center

Chioke Harris

Senior Research Engineer, Building Science and Technologies Center, National Renewable Energy

Amanda Cuellar

B&D Engineering

Scott T. Sanders

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Dr. Jared Garrison

Post Doctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich

Benjamin D. Leibowicz

Associate Professor & Banks McLaurin Fellow in Engineering | University of Texas at Austin

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