Center for Energy Studies
Providing new insights on the role of economics, policy and regulation in the performance and evolution of energy markets.
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.
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.
Join the Energy Forum
The Center for Energy Studies (CES) is supported by corporate and individual members who participate in the Energy Forum via workshops, research and outreach. The Energy Forum provides an opportunity for members to be involved in CES energy research and energy policy events and to meet personally with distinguished statesmen and industry leaders who shape the energy world today.
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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.