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NewsJanuary 19, 2017

INNOVATION BOUND: The Annual Celebration of LBJ School Policy Research

In an annual celebration, the LBJ School community will convene on February 8, 2017, to celebrate the published works of our distinguished faculty and impassioned students.

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Media MentionJanuary 5, 2017

India needs agency for energy data

Professor Varun Rai and colleagues from Brookings India and Standford University pose the need for an Energy Information Agency in India to maintain, disseminate and analyze the country's energy data.

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NewsNovember 3, 2016

LBJ Professor Receives $1.25 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative awarded LBJ Professor Varun Rai $1.25 million to examine the motivations and factors that influence the technology adoption process to help boost state solar strategies and solar adoption research.

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NewsSeptember 21, 2016

LBJ School professor receives top honor for contributions to public policy and social science

LBJ School Associate Professor Varun Rai has been named the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize, which honors individuals under the age of 40 who have made a distinguished contribution to the field of public policy analysis and management.

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Media MentionSeptember 1, 2016

Vicious to virtuous: Unlocking the potential of residential solar in India

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NewsJune 3, 2016

Agent-based modeling of consumer energy choices can aid in the design of better policies and programs, research shows

AUSTIN, Texas, June 3, 2016 ­– Studying consumer energy behaviors and choices through the agent-based modeling (ABM) approach can inform the design of better policies and programs, according to new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Media MentionJune 1, 2016

Agent-Based Modelling Key To Energy Demand

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Media MentionMarch 24, 2016

Why this new solar market could be set to explode

Right now, there’s an odd thing about solar in the United States (and elsewhere). It’s either really big — at the scale of massive solar farms with the capacity to generate tens or hundreds of millions of watts of electricity — or pretty small: on your rooftop, with maybe as little as 5 kilowatts, or thousand watts, of capacity.

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Media MentionOctober 6, 2014

Institutional Power: LBJ Professor Varun Rai at the UT Energy Symposium

The UT Energy Symposium is a multidisciplinary platform designed to get students, faculty, and industry experts talking about the most pressing energy issues facing our world. LBJ Associate Professor Varun Rai is a leader of the symposium and was featured in Texas Exes's "The Hook" last week for his work. For more info on the UT Energy Symposium and to see a full list of speakers, visit their website here.

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Media MentionJuly 21, 2014

Despite Obstacles, Solar Gains Ground in Texas

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