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UH Energy brings critical issues in energy to the Houston community in our annual symposium series. We invite leading experts in academia, government and industry to participate in a panel discussion, hosted four times annually. For more information on upcoming symposia, explore the sections below.


Renewable Energy: Should Government Subsidies Continue?

Renewable Energy: Should Government Subsidies Continue?

Renewable energy sources are increasingly becoming cost-competitive with traditional fossil energy sources. This panel discussion addresses the issue of continued government subsidies for renewable energy sources. Join us on Thursday, February 8 at the University of Houston. Details on the speaker panel will be provided closer to the event date. 


By the Numbers

  • 5thAnnual Symposium Series
  • 2,031Number of Attendees for the 2016-2017 Energy Symposium Series
  • LIVENow Hosted on Facebook Live
  • 18Number of Topics Covered
  • 64Guest Panelists
  • 4,000+YouTube Hits
  • MEDIASupported by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Public Media

Watch Past Events

  • 11.16.17 | Permian & Peak Demand: Death of OPEC?

    This symposium addressed the future of the ever-changing oil & gas industry in terms of supply and demand. Our panel of experts included: R.T. Dukes, Research Director for Wood Mackenzie, Ltd.; Antoine Halff, Director of Global Energy Markets Program for Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy; Charles A. Sternbach, President of Star Creek Energy and President of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists; Chris Tomlinson, Business Columnist for the Houston Chronicle.  The event was moderated by Tracy Hester, Lecturer of Environmental Law at University of Houston Law Center. 
  • 09.21.2017 | Electric Power: Going Off the Grid

    UH Energy hosted a provocative panel discussion on the challenges facing the grid. Guest panelists included William John Berger, CEO of Sunnova Energy Corporation; Joel L. Mickey, senior director of Wholesale Market Design & Operations for ERCOT; Heather Payne, assistant director and fellow of the Law Center for Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics at the University of North Carolina, and Ed Hirs, lecturer for the Department of Economics at the University of Houston. Moderating the symposium was Victor Flatt, Dwight Olds Chair in Law for the Law Center at the University of Houston.

  • 03.31.2017 | The Future of Energy Policy

    The final UH Energy symposium of the 2016-2017 series covered the timely and concerning topic “The Future of Energy Policy,” held on March 31 at the UH Law Center. Guest speakers outlined and deliberated the developing policy under the current administration. Contributing to the discussion were Commissioner Wayne Christian from Railroad Commission of Texas; H. Russell Frisby Jr., a partner at Stinson Leonard Street; Congressman Gene Green, representing the 29th District of Texas; and Congressman Pete Olson, representative 22nd District of Texas. Jim Granato, executive director of the Hobby School of Public Affairs, moderated the conversation.

UH Energy hosted a provocative panel discussion about the future of the ever-changing oil & gas industry.

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