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University of Houston Taps Exxon, BP Expertise for Energy Mecca

Source: Posted By: Nishel R...4213 days ago

The federal stimulus program comes at an opportune time for Renu Khator, president of the University of Houston, whose ambition is to develop the school into a global authority on energy research.

Khator is applying for $25 million in stimulus funds to help develop a 70-acre (28-hectare) research park focused on alternative energy such as wind and solar power. Her 10-member energy-advisory board includes executives from oil companies Exxon Mobil Corp., ConocoPhillips, BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell....

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