UH to host Texas Tribune environment, energy event

The University of Houston will host “The Texas Tribune Festival on the Road: A Symposium on Energy and the Environment” from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday in Wortham Center of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.

“This day-long program of lectures, panel discussions and conversations will explore federal energy policy as it impacts the state of Texas, state policy as it impacts communities like Houston, the promise of clean and renewable energy in all its forms and the impact of one of the largest shale plays anywhere on the economic and environmental health of South Texas,” says a Texas Tribune press release.

UH President Renu Khator will open the event at 8 a.m. after the complimentary breakfast.

Other speakers include the chairman on the Texas Railroad Commission, members of the House Energy Resource Committee and representatives from various energy companies.

For a full list of events and to RSVP, go to or email [email protected].

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  • should be a good panel if you like minor disagreements and the same old talking points about important issues. people with very different perspectives on energy certainly won’t be there, so you might as well just go to these people’s websites and read their mission statement because that’s probably all you will here.
    khator does the tribune festival and in return for them letting her say her nonsense without question, they get to have a show here where other elite experts will get to say their bs without question.
    texas tribune is probably the best sizable news org. in texas just because of their databases that enable citizen journalism, etc., but it’s still mostly just a medium for the elite to push their agenda while the so called journalists meekly serenade them with half-hearted questions/criticms to feel like they’re doing journalism.

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