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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.


By the Numbers

  • 5thAnnual Symposium Series
  • 2,834Number of Attendees for the 2017-2018 Energy Symposium Series
  • LIVENow Hosted on Facebook Live
  • 20Number of Topics Covered
  • 92Guest Panelists
  • 5,000+YouTube Hits
  • MEDIASupported by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Public Media

Watch Past Events

  • 02.28.2018 | Renewable Energy: Should Government Subsidies Continue

    The third UH Energy Symposium of the 2017-2018 series covered Renewable Energy and if the government subsidies for them should continue. Our distinguished panelists for this symposium included Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, Richard Heinberg, Research Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Dr. Dev Millstein, the Founder & President of Clean Line Energy, Michael Skelly, and a Policy Analyst at the Center for International Trade and Economics at the Davis Institute, Katie Tubb. This was held on February 22 at the UH Student center and was moderated by Bill Maloney, Director of Trident Energy and Energy Advisor for Warburg Pincus.

  • 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.

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

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