The University of Houston plays a vital role in developing better technologies to harness, store and distribute affordable energy across the world. That was the message delivered at the 14th annual Faculty Scholarship and Community Conference on energy.
The recent conference, "Houston - The Future of Energy," was designed to build awareness of the current and emerging energy initiatives at the university. Several hundred people, including energy industry executives and UH researchers, gathered at the Hilton University of Houston Hotel on April 23 to discuss traditional and alternative resources and other energy-related issues.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst gave the keynote speech, stressing the need to provide affordable energy to a growing Texas.
"We've got to figure out a way to get (energy) costs down," Dewhurst said, who praised UH President Renu Khator for the university's commitment to energy research.
UH has identified energy as a key strategic focus for faculty research and teaching. As part of that initiative it established UH Energy, a collection of top UH researchers from engineering, law, business, geosciences and technology. Learn more about UH Energy at http://www.uh.edu/uh-energy/index.php.
About the University of Houston
The University of Houston is a comprehensive national research institution serving the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. UH serves 37,000 students in the nation's fourth-largest city in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.
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