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An upward view of Houston's skyscrapers.
The Future of Houston as Energy Transitions
This report explores Houston's substantial comparative advantage in finding and developing low-carbon solutions and creating opportunities to efficiently and effectively deploy the region’s vast resources to produce and deliver cleaner, greener fuels to the nation and the world.
Kenneth B. Medlock III May 13, 2021
Nanotechnology
Recommendations for Realizing the Full Potential of Nanotechnology and Carbon Nanotubes in the Energy Transition
Rachel A. Meidl, the fellow in energy and environment, writes that investing in nanotechnology research and development is critical for future decarbonization strategies that can drive U.S. leadership in the clean energy revolution, reduce dependencies on foreign markets, yield economic and national security advantages, and enhance environmental justice and energy independence.
Rachel A. Meidl February 1, 2021
Nanotechnology structures.
Measuring the True Cost of Sustainability: A Case Study in a Green Energy Approach
The authors present a case study that considers the technological merits of methane pyrolysis while also addressing real-world implications including health and safety risks and commercial risks for introducing new carbon supply chains. This issue brief is a preliminary paper introducing forthcoming research that will be expounded upon in future publications. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25613/7tvg-6k39
Rachel A. Meidl, Emily Yedinak April 28, 2020
Baker Institute Policy Report 54 -- NASA's Relationship with Nanotechnology: Past, Present, and Future Challenges
Kirstin Matthews, Brent Carey, Kenneth Evans, and Padraig Moloney examine the history of challenges NASA has faced in funding science research, using nanotechnology as a case study. The authors describe the lack of continuity and long-term strategic planning in research and development that has brought the agency to its current state.
Kirstin R.W. Matthews October 15, 2012