Brent Bennett, Ph.D.

Brent Bennett, Ph.D., is the policy director for Life:Powered, an initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation to raise America’s energy IQ. 

Dr. Bennett has an M.S.E. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in physics from the University of Tulsa. His graduate research focused on advanced chemistries for utility-scale energy storage systems.

Energy & Environment

Proposed transmission line in East Texas shows why connecting Texas to other states won’t solve its electric grid problems

A plan to build a multi-billion dollar transmission line from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to Mississippi, dubbed Southern Spirit by its developer Pattern Energy, has made waves on social media this past week after the Dallas Morning News wrote about the project, followed by other Texas media outlets. The project, which has been in the...

January 10, 2024