Posted On: Friday, Nov 20, 2015 - 12:00 am

An "all of the above" approach to America's energy future involves tapping all sources from fossil fuels to renewable energy. But Daniel Vermeer, founder and director of  Duke University's Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment, says that seemingly inclusive approach won't work.

Intern Jessica McDonald in the Swiss Alps
Posted On: Monday, Nov 16, 2015 - 12:30 pm

This past summer, the Energy Initiative sponsored two fellowships in the Environment, Energy, and Economics (EEE) track of the Sanford School of Public Policy’s Program in Global Policy and Governance. Two participants describe how internships with top international policy organizations in Switzerland and a one-week intensive course have propelled them to tackle the global energy policy challenges of the future.

Posted On: Monday, Nov 09, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Pundits have reminded us that "all politics is local" since American newspaper columnist Byron Price first used the phrase in 1932 to explain how hometown issues and economics shape national elections. Old as the adage may be, Duke political scientist Megan Mullin’s research suggests it still holds true — especially when it comes to the politics of climate change.

Posted On: Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 - 12:00 am

Bass Connections in Energy’s History and Future of Ocean Energy project team traveled to the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort for a meeting with high-level representatives of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Student team members took the lead in a discussion about current issues, including offshore oil and gas drilling and renewable energy development from wind and tidal resources.

Posted On: Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

Job opportunities for MBAs in the energy sector are on the rise, but making sense of where these jobs fit in a sector as complex as this one can be difficult.

Posted On: Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

Duke Electric Vehicles will be featured in a commercial during an episode of the NBC show “Heroes Reborn." Earlier this year, DEV—a student-run group which builds efficient electric vehicles—won the Technical Innovation Award for its carbon fiber vehicle body at the Shell Eco-marathon, an international energy-efficient vehicle design contest. The award got the group noticed by Shell and as a result a few team members had the opportunity to appear in a commercial for the television series.

Posted On: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 - 1:55 pm

With more than 50 courses and multiple degree programs spread across six schools, it can be a challenge to introduce Duke University students to the wealth of opportunities for studying energy at the university – and for working in energy professions once they graduate. The Energy Initiative answers that challenge with a multi-day, broad-based program for any Duke student interested in energy: the Energy Industry Fundamentals course.

Posted On: Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 - 12:00 am

Olivier Delaire, a scientist probing the atomic phenomena underlying the physical characteristics of materials, will join Duke University’s faculty in January 2016, splitting his time between the Pratt School of Engineering and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

Posted On: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Researchers, policymakers, environmental managers and other stakeholders gathered at Duke Kunshan University for a two-day workshop last week to explore the potential impacts of increased unconventional energy exploration on China’s water supply.

Posted On: Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 - 4:30 pm

A team of Duke University faculty brought expertise on climate change, efficiency and other energy-related topics to China for a workshop at Duke Kunshan University and visits to other universities and facilities across the country. More than 100 people from academia, government, business and non-profit organizations attended "China-U.S. Climate Change Action and Cooperation," a workshop held Sept. 10-11 in Kunshan.