Welcome to the KBH Energy Center

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business is an innovative interdisciplinary joint venture of the School of Law and the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. The mission of the KBH Energy Center is to provide the finest educational opportunities in the United States to students who wish to pursue careers in energy and to serve as a nexus for incisive, unbiased, and relevant research and analyses for policy makers, with a special emphasis on Latin America. Please download our brochure (PDF).

From the KBH Energy Center Blog

Pressure Mounts for Immediate Action on Climate Change

Climate change is often described as a global problem requiring a global solution. The greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change do not originate from any one country or region, but rather are emitted globally. Given this, many have argued that the most effective way to address climate change is through an international agreement requiring… Full Story

New KBH Center Study Highlights the Need for Flexibility in Implementing the Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one step closer to regulating power sector carbon dioxide emissions, with a federal appellate court this month dismissing a challenge from major coal-producing states and companies. The challenge sought to enjoin the EPA from finalizing regulations, known as the Clean Power Plan, proposed in June 2014. Emphasizing that… Full Story

States weigh options for implementing the Clean Power Plan

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rule limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants. The proposal, known as the Clean Power Plan, is expected to be finalized within weeks. Even before this occurs, however, many states have already vowed to oppose it. The opposition movement… Full Story

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