The energy crunch that started in Europe, extended to Asia and has now become a global problem has turned into the news of the year, temporarily replacing even the pandemic from the spotlight. While to some, it came as a shocking surprise, to those who pay attention to energy...
The late, great Thomas Sowell said, “It is a way to take people’s wealth from them without having to openly raise taxes. Inflation is the most universal tax of all.” There have been times in my life when I’ve wondered if I should have majored in something other than economics...
This might sound a bit strange, but being a mom enhances my view on cybersecurity. Over the past 14 years, I have worked with engineering firms to bring digital solutions to critical infrastructure sectors to market, such as Energy, Oil and Gas, and Healthcare. The transition to digital solutions...
In its recent oil and gas outlook, Deloitte referenced consolidation as a top trend affecting the sector. Driven by margin pressures, increased competition, overspending and overextending, the landscape is rapidly changing as more agile players beat those who cannot keep up. So, what's the key to staying relevant amidst this...
If world leaders are to stand a chance of reaching net-zero targets and the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, then sustainable energy sources must be made more accessible and affordable. This is a sentiment that we have heard repeatedly over the past few years, but COP26...
The COP26 global climate summit earlier this month in Glasgow, Scotland, put the spotlight on the urgency to act on climate change. President Joe Biden promised his administration would heavily regulate methane, and for the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency is poised to limit the methane coming from...
The most consequential legislation affecting domestic production of oil and natural gas is currently being debated in the United States Congress: the budget reconciliation package, also known as the Build Back Better Act. Among a backdrop of higher gasoline prices, a global energy crisis and projections for higher home...
Emissions reductions and climate change mitigation are at the forefront of policy agendas across the globe, driving demand for advanced technologies to support these efforts. During this pivotal time, the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI) has launched a new Technical Roadmap dedicated to the role of one particular technology for...
On September 9, 2021, the en banc Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in the case of Hewitt v. Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., in which it considered whether an employee paid a day rate satisfies the “salary basis” requirement for certain overtime exemptions from the federal...

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As part of our Energy Law Program at Texas Tech University School of Law, we present an Energy Law Lecture Series. We bring in three guest speakers every semester who lecture on important energy-related topics. Since we started in 2014, among an impressive list of speakers, our lecture series...