Electricity in Texas

    The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the state’s power grid and serves over 25 million customers, or about 90% of the population in Texas. The Center for Energy Studies’ Ken Medlock, Elsie Hung and Miaomiao Rimmer created time-lapse videos to illustrate actual, daily electric generation by fuel by ERCOT in MWh
    since January 1, 2009.

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    Carbon Capture in Texas

    Since 2019, the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy has convened a diverse group of stakeholders to examine the deployment of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies in the state of Texas. Explore related research and an interactive Texas CCUS map, created in April 2021.

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    China Energy Map

    This regularly updated map provides an interactive and comprehensive visualization of China’s key energy infrastructure. Go here for methodology.

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    Map: Energy, Environment and Policy in the United States

    This map is an online, interactive tool to visualize and highlight the geospatial nexus of energy, environment, policy and society in the United States.

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    Pedro Alvarez
    Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar | George R. Brown Professor of Engineering | Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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    Cin-Ty Lee
    Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar | Chair, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences | Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Geology
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    About the Center

    The energy industry is undergoing dramatic change. Unconventional energy resource development has shifted traditional paradigms and made the United States one of the fastest-growing oil and natural gas producers in the world for the first time in many years. In fact, developments in Canada, Brazil and the Americas more generally have tilted the center of gravity in energy markets toward the Western Hemisphere. Along with the continued growth of China and India and their projected reliance on energy imports, the developments in the last decade highlight the fact that understanding the global interconnectedness of energy markets is growing ever more important.

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    Melissa Vossler
    Program Administrator
    Center for Energy Studies

    Office Phone: (713) 348-2217