January 14, 2010
Blogger and analyst Shawn Lesser of Sustainable World Capital recently ranked universities for driving cleantech energy initiatives, placing The University of Texas at Austin at third, behind MIT and Berkley.
In doing so, he noted, "The University of Texas at Austin is a historical leader in energy innovation, R&D and teaching. With abundant oil and gas on its own lands, and deep connections to the energy industry, UT has directly profited from its energy leadership and its graduates have populated the highest executive ranks of the world’s energy companies…The good news is that UT is using its leadership of the conventional energy industry as a launching pad for continued leadership in the cleantech revolution.”
Read the full story, including commentary on the ranking from McCombs's CleanTech student organization, and watch a video about Texas's CleanTech ties at the McCombs TODAY news blog.