CareyKing_McCombsPhoto.jpgDr. Carey W King performs interdisciplinary research related to how energy systems interact within the economy and environment as well as how our policy and social systems can make decisions and tradeoffs among these often competing factors. The past performance of our energy systems is no guarantee of future returns, yet we must understand the development of past energy systems.  Carey’s research goals center on rigorous interpretations of the past to determine the most probable future energy pathways.

Carey is Assistant Director at the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, and Research Associate with the  Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy within the Jackson School of Geosciences. He has both a B.S. with high honors and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has published technical articles in the academic journals Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Research Letters, Nature Geoscience, Energy Policy, Sustainability, and Ecology and Society. He has also written commentary for Earth magazine discussing energy, water, and economic interactions. Dr. King has three patents as former Director for Scientific Research of Uni-Pixel Displays, Inc.

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Latest Blogs

September 8, 2014: Why only comparing energy prices is not enough: Case Study of Residential PV and electricity in Germany and the United States

April 1, 2014: Do the math – no, the U.S. can’t punish Putin by exporting oil and gas

November 12, 2013: The alternative to the “Clean Deployment Consensus” is also unclear

August 27, 2013: Reaching “peak bashing” of peak oil

January 2013: What goes down: Stein’s Law and the cost of energy

September 25, 2012: Changing trend in energy and food-expenditure trends signify future realities