LBJ School of Public Affairs

Texas Winter Blackout Analysis Sheds Light on ERCOT’s Summer Warnings

AUSTIN, Texas — The recent Texas freeze left more than 10 million people without electricity at its peak, some for several days, and economic losses from lost output and damage are estimated to be as high as $130 billion in Texas alone. Now, high summer temperatures and drought-induced water limitations for cooling have forced the […]

LBJ School Launches Virtual Series, ‘LBJ In the Arena’

AUSTIN, Texas, March 26 — In recent weeks, COVID-19 has reshaped the way Americans live, work, learn and govern. In response, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will convene LBJ In the Arena, an eight-week virtual event series exploring the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, […]