The Lecture Series is presented by the Environmental
Science Institute, the College of Natural Sciences,
and the Jackson School of Geosciences
Welch Hall room 2.224
5:45-7 - Pre-lecture Fun
7-8:15 - Lecture
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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 7 PM CT
Pecan Street Project: Smart grids and Austins energy future
by a panel of speakers including
Brewster McCracken, Executive Director, Pecan Street Project
Karl Rábago, Vice President of Distributed Energy, Austin Energy
Michael Webber, Associate Director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy
What is the Lecture About?
Brewster McCracken, former Austin City Mayor Pro Tem, serves as the executive director of the Pecan Street Project, a coalition of business leaders, academics, and government officials supporting clean-energy technology for Austin.
Karl Rábago is the Vice President of Distributed Energy Services at Austin Energy. Mr. Rábago’s professional experience includes work for the U.S. Department of Energy, a Texas public utility, and the Enviornmental Defense Fund.
Michael Webber is a professor of mechanical engineering at UT Austin and the Associate Director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy. Dr. Webber’s research and teaching focus on energy policy, the nexus of water and energy, and biofuels.
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